How to apply for a firearm, shotgun or explosives certificate
We are now accepting new applications for the grant of shotgun, firearm or explosives certificates. We are following government guidance on the need for social distancing. Processing times will take a little longer than usual. We do have a significant backlog and are working through this as quickly as possible.
Please note: We are unable to receive visits from the public or accept post that is hand delivered to Staffordshire Police Headquarters, if you do attempt to hand deliver an application or any other correspondence you may turned away. Correspondence should be submitted online, via email or through the post, please contact us online to discuss urgent requests.
Find out below how to apply for or renew a firearm, shotgun or explosives certificate. Whether you’re a firearm owner, firearm dealer, shooting club member or planning to travel with firearms, answer a few quick questions and we’ll guide you to the right form and everything you need to complete it.