Firearms Licensing - Application Forms
Grant or renewal of a Firearm and/or Shotgun Certificate
Renewal Applications. Renewal applications for Dorset are open. You can apply online on our new secure web form or download a paper form and send it via post to Firearms and Explosive Licensing Department, Devon and Cornwall police Headquarters, Middlemoor, Exeter EX2 7HQ. 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 - Grant applications for Dorset are open, You can apply online on our new secure web form or download a paper form and send it via post to Firearms and Explosive Licensing Department, Devon and Cornwall police Headquarters, Middlemoor, Exeter EX2 7HQ. Please be assured we are working as hard and fast as we can to process your applications. As your Grant progresses along the application stage we will contact you to arrange a visit / inspection. We are unable to give a timescale, however we aim to contact you as soon as you reach the appropriate stage. Any enquiries prior to being contacted should be made via email
Firearm Variations - We are pleased to announce that suspension on Firearms Variations has now been removed and we are able to process your requests
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.
Notification of Purchase or Sale of Firearm or Shotgun
If you have transferred, sold or purchased any shotguns or firearms, please complete our online form. The attached form is for Dorset, Devon & Cornwall licence holders only. Failure to notify of such changes may result in prosecution. Please note that this forms one of the conditions on firearm and shotgun certificates.
Change of Address Form
If you have just moved or know the impending date of your house move you will need to notify the Firearms & Explosives Licensing Unit without undue delay. The attached form is for Dorset, Devon & Cornwall licence holders only. Failure to notify of such changes may result in prosecution. Please note that this forms one of the conditions on firearm and shotgun certificates.
Variation of Firearm Certificate
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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