Firearms Licensing Fees

Firearms certificates (valid for 5 years)

  • Grant of Firearm Certificate £88
  • Renewal of Firearm Certificate £62
  • Variation of a firearm certificate (other than when it is renewed at the same time) to increase the number of firearms included on the certificate £20
  • Replacement of a firearm certificate which has been lost or destroyed £4

Shotgun certificates (valid for 5 years)

  • Grant of a Shotgun Certificate £79.50
  • Renewal of a Shotgun Certificate £49
  • Replacement of a Shotgun Certificate which has been lost or destroyed £4

Co terminous certificates (valid for 5 years)

  • Grant of Firearm Certificate, Grant of Shotgun Certificate (applications submitted at the same time) £90
  • Renewal of Firearm Certificate, Renewal of Shotgun Certificate (applications submitted at the same time) £65
  • Grant of Firearm Certificate, Renewal of Shotgun Certificate (applications submitted at the same time) £90
  • Renewal of Firearm Certificate, Grant of Shotgun Certificate (applications submitted at the same time) £90

Explosives certificates

For the majority of explosives certificates there is no fee for either an EXK or an EXA.

However, if explosives are to be stored above a certain quantity or for a certain amount of time then a fee is sometimes chargeable.

The fee due can vary considerably being dependant on hazard type, the length of storage and the amount stored (normally above 15kg). Please contact the unit if you believe you may have to pay a fee.

Dealer registration (Valid for 3 years)

  • Initial registration of a person as a firearms dealer £200
  • Triennial re-registration as a firearms dealer £200
  • Game Fair, etc if main place of business is in another Constabulary / Police Force area £13

Club approvals

  • Firearm Certificate for Home Office approved club – valid for 5 years None (free)

Visitors permits

  • Application for a Visitors Permit (1 to 5 people) £20.00 each person
  • Application for a group Visitors Permit (6 to 20 people) £100.00 for the group