Can my partner or a member of my family transport my
firearm or shot gun for me?
Not unless they hold either a certificate or permit in their own
right for the firearms
What prohibits a person from possessing a firearm and /
Anyone sentenced to imprisonment for three months or more is
prohibited for a period of five years following their release.
Anyone sentenced to three years or more is prohibited for life.
When applying for a certificate must I declare all
Yes, including traffic convictions and offences committed
How do I notify Essex Police of a change of
Conditions on your certificate state you must notify us of a
change of permanent address. To do this take a copy of the
certificate and post the original to us with a short note stating
your new telephone number and when the change will take effect.
Alternatively, you can let us know by calling 101 and
asking for Firearms Licensing Department or e-mailing email@example.com
How old must I be to have a firearm?
Firearms law varies depending on your age. Please see our guidance on ages (PDF
How do I notify you if I buy, sell, lose or otherwise gain
or dispose of a firearm or shotgun?
You must advise us within seven days in writing. You can do this by
completing our 123 form. Although you are
under no obligation to use this form it will ensure all necessary
details are passed to the police. This form should also be sent to
Essex Police by recorded delivery, registered post or by
e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
to notify us of the destruction or disposal of a firearm.