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Firearms Licensing

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The Firearms and Explosive Licensing Department is responsible for the licensing of approximately 27,000 certificate holders.

It is their responsibility to ensure safe practices are upheld and that risk to the public and the shooting community is minimal.

To apply or renew a firearms and/or shotgun licence click here.

The Staffordshire & West Midlands Police Firearms and Explosives Licensing is responsible for the management of all aspects of the licensing of firearms, Shotgun Certificate Applications and Explosives Certificates Information including the issue of certificates to individuals, Gun & Shooting Clubs, Registered Firearms Dealer Applications and visitors. We aim to provide a high quality of service that is delivered with due regard for public safety and to support the legal, safe and secure possession of firearms within the Staffordshire & West Midlands area.

The unit provides an advisory service to the public, police officers and the shooting sports community.

Please read through the list of Frequently Asked Questions if you do have any problems relating to an application as your question may be covered without the need to contact us.