How to apply for a firearm, shotgun or explosives certificate
We are still unable to process any new applications for the grant of shotgun, firearm or explosives certificates. This is due to the restrictions placed upon us as a result of the continuing Covid-19 pandemic. We will update this message as soon as we are able to accept new applications.
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.