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 permanent place of business to a current dealer certificate

How do I apply?

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

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 the Kent Police and Crime Commissioner) to:

Kent Police Firearms Licensing
Force Headquarters
Sutton Road
Maidstone
ME15 9BZ

How much does it cost?

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.