Firearms licensing

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Suffolk Police's Firearm Services Unit issues firearms licences, certificates and permits for  firearms, shotguns and explosives within the county of Suffolk.

The unit provides advice and guidance on firearm and explosive related matters, and will dispose of unwanted firearms and ammunition.

If you want to find out which certificate or permit you may need, please refer to the frequently asked questions section.

All applications and enquiries should be sent to Firearms Licensing Unit, Suffolk Constabulary, Martlesham Heath, Ipswich, IP5 3QS or email

When sending applications by post, sufficient postage must be paid, failure to do so may result in the item being returned to the sender by the Post Office.

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