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 an individual
How do I apply?
Step 1: Download the firearms dealer registration form (Form 116).
Step 2: Complete parts A, D and E only.
You'll need these details:
- Your home addresses from the last five years
- Your previous dealer certificate details (if applicable)
Step 3: Post your completed form and cheque or postal order (payable to Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex) to:
Essex Police HQ
PO Box 2
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 four weeks.