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To Apply for New Applications for Registration through the U.S. Postal Service


Starting June 2020, DEA will no longer send renewal notifications by US Postal Service. Instead, an electronic reminder to renew will be sent at 60, 45, 30, 15, and 5 days prior to the expiration date of the registration to the associated email address. All registrants should ensure that the email address listed on their registration is correct and active.

At this time, DEA will otherwise retain its current policy and procedures with respect to renewal and reinstatement of registration. This policy is as follows:

  • If a renewal application is submitted in a timely manner prior to expiration, the registrant may continue operations, authorized by the registration, beyond the expiration date until final action is taken on the application.
  • DEA allows the reinstatement of an expired registration for one calendar month after the expiration date. If the registration is not renewed within that calendar month, an application for a new DEA registration will be required.
  • Regardless of whether a registration is reinstated within the calendar month after expiration, federal law prohibits the handling of controlled substances or List 1 chemicals for any period of time under an expired registration.

The Diversion Control Division Web Forms can only process credit card transactions at this time. If you are paying by check, you will need to use the PDF version of the form, then print and mail the form to the address listed on the form.

Renewal Applications

ONLY available through the Online Application System. Paper forms may be obtained by writing to: Drug Enforcement Administration, Attn: DRR, PO Box 2639, Springfield, VA 22152-2639

New Applications

Download the available PDF Version, complete the application and mail via U.S. Postal service to the address listed on the application. Paper form may also be obtained by writing: Drug Enforcement Administration Attn: DRR PO Box 2639 Springfield, VA 22152-2639

DEA Form 224 is not available in PDF format | DEA Form 224 Instructions

DEA Form 225 (PDF) | DEA Form 225 Instructions

DEA Form 363 (PDF) | DEA Form 363 Instructions

DEA Form 510 (PDF) | DEA Form 510 Instructions

For Registration Help - DEA.Registration.Help@usdoj.gov - Please be sure to include your DEA Registration number in your email.

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