Suffolk Police’s Firearms Licensing Unit is responsible for the issue of certificates, permits and advice for firearms, shotguns and explosives.
Please follow the below advice to make sure you are using and transporting your gun in the safest way possible.
The Firearms Licensing Unit is responsible for the recovery and disposal of firearms, ammunition and other weapons in Suffolk.
If you intend to travel within EU member states with your gun(s) you must obtain a European Firearms Pass.
For applications, renewals and to obtain explosives for use in firearms and shotguns, please see our guidance.
To obtain a firearm or shotgun you must apply for a certificate.
The Firearms License law lays down age limits, which vary for different types of firearms and ammunition.
Firearms licensing fees can be paid on our website using online form.
To apply for a variation to your firearm certificate, you will need to download and complete a variation form.
Visit this section for a range of common questions regarding firearms licensing.
Please submit this form if you need to change the address on your firearms certificate.
If you are a UK resident and want to act as a sponsor for overseas visitors, please see our advice below. Please read our advice and guidance...
A form must be completed when transferring a firearm from one person to another.