Firearms & Explosives Licensing

 

Introduction

PLEASE NOTE THIS SITE IS NOT MONITORED 24 HOURS A DAY, IN AN EMERGENCY PLEASE DIAL 999
 
The Firearms & Explosives Licensing Department is located at Whitehouse Industrial Park, Peterlee, County Durham.
 
The department's main function is to administer the Firearms Acts 1968-1997 as amended, and the Explosives Regulations 2014. This means that the department is concerned with public safety in relation to the private ownership of firearms, shotguns and explosives.
 
 
  
Contact Details:
 
Address:
Firearms & Explosives Licensing
Unit 1,
Whitehouse Ind. Park,
Traynor Way,
Peterlee,
Co.Durham,
SR8 2RT
 
Email
Note: This e-mail address should not be used for any message that might require an emergency response.
 
Telephone numbers:
Direct dial numbers are 0191 375 2240 or 0191 375 2542
 
Firearms Licensing Opening Hours:
Monday - Friday: 9am to 4pm
                       
 
 
Application for the grant or renewal of a firearm and/or shotgun certificate
 
Please read the guidance notes on Form 201 before completing your application form, these can be found on pages 12-15 on the below 201 application form.
  
Please complete Durham Constabulary Other Residents form although this is not mandatory,  this will ensure your application is processed with the utmost efficiency
  

 ​Downloadable Application Forms

- Firearms and Shotgun (Form 201) Grant - Renewal

- Variation Application Form 201(V)

- Other Residents Form

- Ownership of Weapon Transfer

 

All cheques or Postal orders should be made payable to: Durham Constabulary or Durham Police

If you need any advice in relation to completing your application please do not hesitate to contact us on: 0191 3752240 or alternatively email: firearmslicensing@durham.pnn.police.uk

 

Return all completed forms to the above address 

 

Related Links

Home Office Guidance on Firearm Security.