Find out below how to apply for or renew a firearm, shotgun or explosives certificate. Whether you’re a firearm owner, firearm dealer, shooting club member or planning to travel with firearms, answer a few quick questions and we’ll guide you to the right form and everything you need to complete it.

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Add a temporary place of business to a current dealer certificate.

How do I apply? 

Step 1: Download and complete the firearms dealer registration form (Form 116A).

You'll need these details:

  • home addresses from the last five years
  • current dealer certificate details
  • company details and any associated dealer certifications (if applicable)

 

Step 2: Post your completed form and cheque (payable to TP & CC for Cleveland Police) to:

Firearms Licensing Unit
Shared Service Centre
Ash House
111 Acres
Princeton Drive
Thornaby
TS17 6AJ

How much does it cost?

It's free for Cleveland dealers. For dealers outside Cleveland it costs £13.

What happens after I apply?

We'll get in touch as quickly as possible if we have any questions about your application or need to ask for more information.

Otherwise, we'll contact you within six weeks.