Firearms Licensing

Keeping and Licensing of Firearms - Aiming for Excellence


Help us achieve excellence

Cleveland Police licenses 25 registered Firearms Dealers, 1159 firearm certificate holders, 2784 shotgun certificate holders and 73 explosives certificate holders. Firearms are licensed in accordance with the Firearms Acts 1968-1997 and other associated Acts.

You will speed the process of application if you read the relevant notes with the application, enabling us to provide a more effective and efficient service.

We are located at the Cleveland Community Safety Hub, Cliffland Way, Hemlington, Middlesbrough. TS8 9GL.

Postal address continues to be Shared Service Centre, Ash House, Princeton Drive, Thornaby, Stockton on Tees. TS17 7AJ

Our office hours are 0730 - 1530,  Monday to Friday, if you have any queries please call 101 and ask for Firearms Licensing. 

We provide a licensing service: With concern for the public safety, consider all applications for the grant and renewal of certificates equally, fairly and process them expeditiously.

Our priority is:

To support the legal, safe and secure possession of firearms within the Cleveland Police area.