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

Coronavirus

Applicants for the new grant of firearms & shotgun certificates

As from 12 April we are accepting new grant applications, however applicants should be aware they will experience delays in the processing the applications due to the unprecedented workload.  We cannot not give a time for completion of the application and ask that you do not call the office to check on  the status of your application.

Changes to the Law on Antique Firearms 

The law on antique firearms is changing.  From 22 March 2021 some firearms previously regarded as antique, and therefore exempt from control, no longer qualify as such and must now be licensed. Owners of these firearms must act by 21 September 2021 to licence them or lawfully dispose of them. 

For further details please refer to the Home Office Website via the following link https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/circular-0012021-antique-firearms/circular-0012021-antique-firearms-regulations-2021-and-the-policing-and-crime-act-2017-commencement-no11-and-transitional-provisions-regulations

Firearms