Firearms licensing payment

Firearms licensing fees can be paid online using the appropriate link below.

Once you have successfully submitted your online payment the final screen will show a unique reference number, please enter this on your application form which can be accessed here.  Enter your invoice reference number in the space provided for additional information on page 6 of the application form (or page 4 of the Variation Form).

During the checkout process you will also be asked for an email address, please input the same one you intend to use on your application form.


Firearms Licensing Applications may only be progressed once a fully completed application has been received by the Joint Firearms Licensing Unit including any applicable fee. 

Applications may only be granted where the requirements of the Firearms Acts have been met. 

Where an application cannot be progressed, is withdrawn or a decision is made to refuse the application,  the applicant will be contacted by the Firearms Licensing Unit and the application fee will be refunded.

To make a payment, please click the relevant link below

Please note, you will be taken to the GOV.UK pay site and all correspondence relating to your payment will come from gov.uk pay

Firearms New Grant ONLY - £88.00

Shotgun New Grant ONLY - £79.50

Firearms AND Shotgun Grant (together) - £90.00

Firearms Renewal ONLY – £62.00

Shotgun Renewal ONLY - £49.00

Firearm AND Shotgun Renewal (together) - £65.00

Firearm Certificate Variation - £20.00 (*fee only applicable if you are increasing the number of firearms held on your firearm certificate)

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Firearms licensing timescales
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For the latest timescales visit our FAQs page under the heading "How long will my application take?" 

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Firearms licence fees
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Up to date fees can be found on our FAQs page under the heading "How much does it cost?".