Firearms | Suffolk Constabulary

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Suffolk Police’s Firearms Licensing Unit is responsible for the issue of certificates, permits and advice for firearms, shotguns and explosives.


We have had to suspend the processing of new grant applications for firearm & shotguns certificates due to the current Covid situation.  We are asking you not to make application for the new grant of certificates until further notice.  The application process requires a medical check from your GP & a home visit by firearms licensing staff is mandatory.  In view of the current demands on our GP’s in delivering the COVID booster campaign and to reduce the risk of spreading the virus we are asking that you delay making an application during this difficult time. Renewal applications should continue to be submitted.

Where applications have been made, applicants should be aware they will experience delays in the processing the applications due to the unprecedented workload and the effects of the pandemic.  We cannot not give a time for completion of a new grants application and ask that you do not contact the Firearms Licensing Unit to check on the status of your application.

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