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Firearms licensing

National Lockdown: Stay at Home – 05/01/2021

Please do not contact the Firearms Licensing Unit to enquire as to whether you can go shooting. We cannot advise or provide permission on this matter.

Please follow the government guidance which can be found by clicking here.

COVID-19 Update – 31/12/2020

Due to Cumbria being placed under Tier 4 restrictions and the presence of the highly infectious strain of Coronavirus, we have been advised to stop conducting home visits in order to protect our staff and the public – please go to the News section for further information

Offensive Weapons Act 2019 – Compensation Scheme – 10/12/2020

A compensation scheme for guns prohibited under the above Act has now begun and will run from 10/12/2020 to 09/03/2021 – please go to the News Section for further information

Applying for Firearms

Forms buttonClick here: to download firearm and shotgun application forms

Fees buttonClick here: for fees applicable to grants or renewals from 6th April 2015 

Help buttonClick here: for firearms information and guidance

News buttonClick here: for latest firearms news

Contact the Firearms Licensing department:


Firearms Licensing Unit         
Police Headquarters         
Carleton Hall         
CA10 2AU 

In Person: Follow signs at Carleton Hall, Mon–Fri 08:30–16:30 

If you have any firearms or ammunition that you do not wish to keep, you can hand them into your local Police station free of charge. More information click here

Please contact us from the above channels in the first instance and if you have issues getting the response you need then contact us by:

Fax: 0330 124 0977

Tel: 0330 124 0941 (voicemail out of office hours)