Norfolk Police’s Firearms Licensing Unit is responsible for the issue of certificates and permits for firearms, shotguns and explosives within the county of Norfolk.

The Unit provides advice and guidance on firearm and explosives related matters and will dispose of unwanted firearms and ammunition.

Application forms can be found on the right of this page >>


What form do I need?

  • Firearms & Shotgun Application Form - for new applications and renewals
  • Firearms Application Guidance
  • Variations Form - to make an alteration or change to an existing firearms certificate
  • Visitors Permit - for UK residents to act as sponsors for overseas visitors
  • Weapons Transfer Forms - for notification of buying or selling of guns
  • Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006


If you want to find out further information regarding which certificate or permit you require please refer to Applying for a certificate.

Applications for the grant of firearm and shotgun certificates, and firearm variations should be sent to:-


Firearms Licensing Unit

Norfolk Constabulary


Falconers Chase



NR18 0WW


Cheques should be made payable to OPCCN

If you require further information on Licensing Fees please click here


For further enquiries contact Tel No.01953 424141 (Mon to Fri 0830 - 1630) or

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