Firearms Licensing

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.

Firearms Licensing Fees

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.

Download an Application Form

All firearms, shotgun and explosives application forms
Firearm and shotgun security measures

Firearms Licensing Department Contact Details

Telephone: 01772 413633 or 01772 412417

Email: [email protected]

Post: Firearms Licensing Department, Lancashire Constabulary, Hutton, Preston, PR4 5SB

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