What to do if you come into possession of a firearm
Advice on what to do if you unexpectedly become the owner of a firearm.
Who to contact
Please call Nottinghamshire Police immediately on 101 if you find yourself in possession of a firearm you are not authorised for. Do not attempt to handle them as they may be loaded and dangerous.
Apply for a temporary permit
If you unexpectedly become the owner of a firearm, you may be eligible to be issued a temporary permit pending your application for a Firearm or Shotgun Certificate.
The temporary permit will allow you to possess the firearm(s) while you legally dispose of them or place them in storage with a registered firearms dealer or with someone who has a Firearm or Shotgun Certificate.
To apply for a temporary permit, please contact Nottinghamshire Police by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org