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Due to the tiered changed in Covid-19 restrictions, Nottinghamshire Firearms Licensing will be accepting Grant applications from the 1st April 2021. We continue to accept renewals and variations, however the variations will continue to be considered on a case by case basis due to the continued restrictions.

Club attendance - all applications or variations must include a letter of club attendance to expedite the process.
Land authority - correct contact details need to be provided to ensure the correct checks can be completed to process the application.


Due to Covid-19 restrictions imposed by the Government, can you please review the Public Health England website for the current guidance on whether you are able to shoot.

If you have a query, please email hqcj.firearms@nottinghamshire.pnn.police.uk

Renewals from the 1st January 2021

You will receive a text or email indicating application due for renewal and advising you to go to Nottinghamshire Police Web Site, Firearms and Explosive Licensing - Firearms Application Forms.

It is your responsibility as licence holders, to ensure we have your current email address, and phone number to enable the reminder.

Applying For or Renewing a Certificate

Application forms are available from the link at the bottom of this page, but before you begin to download and complete forms, you must read this important guidance:

  1. Certificate holders are responsible for their own renewals and must allow adequate time (we recommend at least 8 weeks) to apply for a certificate, you will receive notification that your certificate is about to expire approximately 17 weeks before
  2. Application forms can be downloaded on the link below or are available from the Firearms Licensing Unit
Firearms Licensing Fees  
Firearm certificate (Grant) £88
Firearm certificate (Renewal) £62
Coterminous Grant £90
Shotgun certificate (Grant) £79.50
Shotgun certificate (Renewal) £49
Coterminous Renewal £65

For information regarding other fees please see https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/circular-0072015-the-firearms-variation-of-fees-order-2015

The Firearms Licensing Department is currently experiencing a high volume of applications and as such delays are inevitable. The Licensing Department will strive to ensure your renewal is granted prior to the expiry date of your certificate and would request that your renewal paperwork is received at the earliest opportunity.

Download an Application Form

Firearms Licensing Department Contact Details

Telephone: 101 Ext 318 0865
Lines open between 10am and 12 midday Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays.

Email: hqcj.firearms@nottinghamshire.pnn.police.uk

Firearms Licensing Department
Nottinghamshire Police HQ
Sherwood Lodge


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