Shotgun certificate

If you wish to apply for a shotgun certificate you will need to complete the shotgun certificate application form. Please print out the form, fill it in and then have it counter signed before posting it to:

Firearm Licensing Unit
Suffolk Constabulary
Martlesham Heath
Ipswich
IP5 3QS

The fee for a shotgun certificate is £50 and cheques/postal orders should be made payable to Suffolk Constabulary. Please also enclose four passport-style photographs.

If you are applying for a shotgun certificate and a firearm certificate together, known as coterminous certificates, the fee for the shotgun certificate will be £10. 

Please read the detailed guidance notes, form 201A, which can be printed out

When applying for a shotgun certificate you should have gained the permission of one person to act as a referee for you. You must complete part F(i) with their details.

We will deal with your application as quickly as possible. Our target is 30 working days. However, you will appreciate we have to consider these matters very carefully and have a number of enquiries to make. Please be assured that we will be in contact with you as soon as possible.

For more information on Firearms Law, please see the Home Office guide on firearms licensing law  

Bookmark and Share