Firearms Licensing

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.

Important Notice

Please be advised that the Firearms Fees will change on the 6th April 2015.

The Firearms Department will be closed on Friday the 3rd April and Monday 6th April as this is a Bank Holiday, and will re-open on the 7th April

In view of the changes in fees, please ensure that you submit the correct fee with your application