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Firearms licensing

COVID-19 Update – 05/10/2020

Due to the pandemic, we are unable to process grant applications.  Please see the News section for further details.

Paying Online – 12/08/2020

With effect 12/08/2020, you may also pay your fee using an online payment direct from your bank account. Please see the Fees section below.

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)