It is - with certain statutory exception - an offence to possess, purchase or acquire any firearm or ammunition to which Section 1 of the Firearms Act 1968 applies without holding a firearm certificate.
The certificate will show the firearms and ammunition which the holder may have in his or her possession, purchase or acquire. If you are applying to hold a weapon other than a rifle, muzzle loading pistol or shot gun with a large magazine, you should contact your local police firearms licensing department for advice.
How to Apply
Print out the relevant forms from the links below, or get an application pack by contacting the Firearms Department or from your local police station.
- Application for the Grant / Renewal of a Shotgun Certificate
- Application for the Grant / Renewal/ Variation of a Firearm Certificate
- Explosives Licensing
Filling in the Forms
Please ensure that you complete the form in its entirety. If you have problems, or are unsure of any of the information then please contact a member of staff within the department who will be happy to assist you in completing the application form.
How Long it Will Take
Grants and renewals take approximately twelve to fifteen weeks to process.
How Much it Will Cost
Cheques should now be made payable to the Police and Crime Commissioner for Dyfed Powys Police.
Changing Your Details
If you are already the holder of a certificate and your personal circumstances change – please contact the department in writing to update your details, giving details of your new address and telephone number. Retain your certificate in order that you may purchase ammunition, your certificate will be requested either by the Firearms Enquiry Officer – or by the department when your new certificate is ready.