Firearms Licensing - Application Forms
Grant or renewal of a Firearm and/or Shotgun Certificate
Renewal Applications. From 23/09/2020 due to processing complications renewal applications will ONLY be accepted in paper form posted to Firearms and Explosive Licensing Department. Please ensure you return your renewal application 8 weeks prior to the expiry date of your certificate. This will automatically add an extension of 8 weeks to the original certificate expiry date to ensure that you comply with legal requirements and remain in lawful possession of your guns and ammunition.
Grant Applications - Due to the new COVID – 19 restrictions implemented on 04/01/2021 All Grant Applications will be suspended except for those identified as essential for occupational activities. We are currently aiming to open all Grant Applications on 17/05/2021 in-line with the next lifting of the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions - Please look for more updates closer to the date. Any Grant Application received within the firearms licensing department will be returned and will not be processed unless you fulfil the COVID-19 exemptions as above
Firearm Variations - We are pleased to announce that suspension on Firearms Variations has now been removed and we are able to process your requests
Please download and complete the following Home Office and Dorset Police application forms before using our Essential Information and Fees document, to ensure you have completed all of the necessary information before submitting your application.
PLEASE NOTE. Your application will not be accepted unless it has been fully completed using the help notes provided.
Renewal applications not in the system at least 8 WEEKS prior to the expiry date of the current certificate will result in the processing of the new certificate being delayed. You WILL be required to make alternative storage arrangements for ALL possessed Firearms/Shotguns and expanding ammunition covered by the certificate prior to its expiry.
Failure to move the guns and notify Firearms Licensing in writing where all guns are being stored in the interim period could result in you being in unlawful possession.
Variation of Firearm Certificate
Change of Address Form
If you are relocating please complete the online form below
Notification of Purchase or Sale of Firearm or Shotgun
Application for a Visitor's Firearm / Shotgun Permit
Firearms Dealers: Application for Registration or for new Certificate of Registration
Notification by a Registered Firearms Dealer of a place of business not already entered in the register
For applications for Explosives Certificates please contact the Devon and Cornwall Firearms Licensing Department by calling 01392 225650 to request the relevant application form.
Return your completed form to:
Firearms and Explosives Licensing
Devon and Cornwall Police,
Please remember to sign and date each form before you submit them.
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If you are unable to download your chosen application form, request a copy of the necessary form(s) by email firstname.lastname@example.org.