How to apply for a firearm, shotgun or explosives certificate
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.
Register for or renew a firearms dealer certificate as a company
How do I apply?
Step 1: Download the firearms dealer registration form (Form 116).
Step 2: Complete parts B, C, D and E only.
You'll need these details:
- Your previous dealer certificate details (if applicable)
- Your company details and any associated dealer certifications (if applicable)
Step 3: Post your completed form and cheque (payable to OPCC Staffordshire) to:
Firearms & Explosives Licensing Unit
Staffordshire & West Midlands Police
How much does it cost?
It costs £200.
What happens after I apply?
We'll get in touch as quickly as possible if we have any questions about your application or need to ask for more information.
Otherwise, we'll contact you within six weeks.