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National Data Breach on Guntrader UK - 23/07/21

Cumbria Constabulary has been made aware of a national data breach on the GunTrader UK website which released personal data including names, telephone numbers, home and email addresses online. Please go to the News section for further information.

COVID-19 Update – Grant Applications – 16/04/2021

Due to the relaxing of the COVID-19 regulations, we will begin to process grant applications with effect 19/04/2021 – please go to the News Section for further information.

Changes to the Law on Antique Firearms – 12/03/2021

The law on antique firearms is changing. From 22 March 2021 some firearms previously regarded as antique, and therefore exempt from control, no longer qualify as such and must now be licensed. Owners of these firearms must act by 23:59 on 21 September 2021 to licence them or lawfully dispose of them. Please go to the News section for further information.

Firearms Security Handbook 2020 – 11/03/2021

For anyone who possesses firearms or shotguns or is considering applying for a certificate, the above new handbook on security is a vital guide to firearm security in general. It provides guidance on cabinet construction, gun rooms and other security matters for certificate holders, registered firearms dealers and other professionals involved with firearms. Please go to the News section for further information.

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Contact the Firearms Licensing department:

Email: Enquiries should be directed to

Telephone: 101 Option 4, Option 4 (08:30-16:00 Mon-Fri - Voicemail out of office hours)

Firearms Licensing Unit
Police Headquarters
Carleton Hall
CA10 2AU

Hand delivery: There is a post box outside the door to the FLU office: Follow signs at Carleton Hall

Please note that we are not accepting visitors at this time due to the COVID pandemic.