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Welcome to the section for the Cumbria Constabulary Firearms Licensing Unit.

Our work, including the necessary vetting of every applicant, inevitably takes time. Certificates authorise the legal possession or access to firearms and cannot be issued without proper and thorough investigation of an
applicant’s background. 

Every effort is made to ensure each application is processed with the utmost efficiency. Applicants can assist by ensuring all documents are correct and submitted promptly.

Application forms and information

Form 201 – Firearm and Shotgun grant or renewal application

Form 201 – Firearm variation application

Form 107 – Application for Visitor to UK who wishes to shoot

Fees with effect from 6 April 2015

Security – Guidance for safekeeping of guns and ammunition document

Firearm and Shotgun Grant Information Sheet – For first time applicants

Firearm and Shotgun Information Sheet – Supplied to certificate holders

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

Contact us

Email: firearmslicensing@cumbria.police.uk

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

0330 124 0977

Firearms Licensing Unit         
Police Headquarters         
Carleton Hall         
CA10 2AU 

In Person: Follow signs at Carleton Hall, or ring for directions, Mon–Fri 08:30–16:30