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improvements to firearms licensing

Kent Police has introduced a range of measures to improve the processing of Firearms Licensing applications. This has included:
  • investment in new staff
  • changes in the ways licensing requests are processed
  • increased decision making capacity
  • additional training for staff
  • development of new technology
  • development of online applications and payments
Both Firearms Certificates and Shot Gun Certificates are now being processed faster.

We have reduced renewals processing time and while Temporary Licences remain, we aim to reduce the need for these as quickly as possible.
We also aim to start the process of introducing online forms for a number of transactions in the first half of 2017. We continue to work with national bodies to bring the grant and renewal process online.
A new Firearms Licensing Advisory Group (FLAG) has been formed to help us continue to improve the service we provide in the future. Volunteer members are from the shooting community and meet quarterly to both review changes we are introducing and provide feedback to the senior management team. If you would like to get involved in the FLAG contact: [email protected]

firearms licencing

To make an application or renew please complete the appropriate form below:

Return to: Firearms Licensing, Kent Police HQ, Sutton Road, Maidstone ME15 9BZ.

Contact us

If you haven't been able to find the information you're looking for, you can contact the Firearms Licensing Officer for your area by visiting the Contact the Kent team page.

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