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Firearms dealer registration

A business in Bedfordshire that manufactures, sells or transfers any type of firearm, shotgun or ammunition or anyone that repairs, tests or proofs this type of equipment must register with us.

To sell firearms or air weapons for trade or business, you must register as a firearms dealer. You will need to explain the nature of your business and show that you have an understanding of firearms legislation.

Application forms and costs

Fees and charges for firearms dealer registrations are detailed in the table below. Payments should be made via cheque or postal order, made payable to;

  • Police and Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire
Dealer registration fees and charges
 Registration typeValid forCost
Initial registration as a firearms dealer 3 years £200 
Renew registration as a firearms dealer 3 years £200 
Registration if your main place of business is in another Constabulary or Police Force area 3 years £13 

Returning your licence application

Firearms and Explosives Licensing Department
Hertfordshire Constabulary Headquarters
Stanborough Road
Welwyn Garden City
Hertfordshire
AL8 6XF

Application timescales

Firearms dealer registrations, renewals or changes are usually processed within six weeks.  Always allow enough time for a renewal to be processed before your dealer license expires or becomes invalid.

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