The Chief Constable has a duty to ensure that public safety is not jeopardised and in consequence of this every applicant is subject to thorough vetting before a certificate is granted authorising the ownership of firearms.
The following pages are designed as a guide to help you submit your application correctly first time, which will ensure that it can be dealt with promptly. The application forms and the guidance notes can be downloaded from this site and it will speed up your application if you read and understand the relevant notes before submitting your application.
If you have any queries, which can't be answered from this site you can call the Firearms Licensing Office between 9am-1pm and 2pm-4pm Monday to Friday on 101 ext. 341035. Alternatively you can email the Firearms Licensing Unit on email@example.com or fax 01604 888 641.
Firearms and Shotgun Licensing
Notification of Transfer or Disposal of a Firearm
Moving House with a Firearm or Shotgun
Age Restictions for Firearms
Current Fees for Firearms and Shotguns
European Firearms Passes (Shotguns)
New Cartridge-Based Firearms Legislation
Referee Forms - Guidance
Registered Firearms Dealers