Unfortunately due to the on-going situation with COVID-19 we are currently unable to process all new grant or variation applications for the foreseeable future.
We therefore will be returning all applications and will be asking for them to be re-submitted at a later date.
Any updates shall be posted on this page once the situation changes.
Please be assured we will be prioritising all renewals.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Firearm & Explosives Licensing Unit
Applying For or Renewing a Certificate
Application forms are available from the link at the bottom of this page, but before you begin to download and complete forms, you must read this important guidance:
1. Certificate holders are responsible for their own renewals and must allow adequate time (we recommend at least 8 weeks) to apply for a certificate, you will receive notification that your certificate is about to expire approximately 12 weeks before.
2. Application forms can be downloaded on the link below or are available from the Firearms Licensing Unit.
|Certificate type||Total fee payable|
|Firearm certificate (Grant)||£88|
|Firearm certificate (Renewal)||£62|
|Shot gun certificate (Grant)||£79.50|
|Shot gun certificate (Renewal)||£49|
For information regarding other fees please see to Home Office Circular 0072015.
The Firearms Licensing Unit is currently experiencing a high volume of applications and as such delays are inevitable. The Licensing Unit will strive to ensure your renewal is granted prior to the expiry date of your certificate and would request that your renewal paperwork is received at the earliest opportunity.
Firearms Licensing Department Contact Details
Email: [email protected]
Post: Firearms Licensing Department, Lancashire Constabulary, Hutton, Preston, PR4 5SB