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Firearms Licencing Update – 23/09/2022

The Firearms Licencing Unit is working hard to reduce the backlog of applications.

Unfortunately we are still unable to accept new firearm and shotgun grant applications unless these are for work purposes only.

For more information about the steps we’re taking to reduce the backlog click here.

Cumbria Constabulary Firearms Licensing Unit is responsible for the administration of nearly 10,000 certificate holders across the county and some 35,000 registered weapons in addition to explosives certification and licensing.

We aim to support the shooting and explosives community while adhering to current legislation by providing services, including the grant, renewal and variation of firearms and explosives certificates; recording firearms transfers and the provision of advice to the public and Constabulary officers, among others. Through our work, we contribute towards keeping Cumbria safe.

For the latest information regarding firearms and explosives licensing, see the News section below.

Click here for information regarding Firearms Surrender

Contact the Firearms Licensing department:

Email: Enquiries should be directed to firearmslicensing@cumbria.police.uk

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.