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This section contains information and advice about explosives, including the law governing explosives and the relevant application forms. Select the relevant link on the right-hand side of the page.

Buying and keeping explosives

Individuals and businesses wishing to buy and store explosives are required by law to meet national safety regulations.

If you wish to acquire or store explosives, you must apply to The Explosives Licensing Team, based at police headquarters in Exeter, for the correct permissions. Please see our page - Application to acquire and/or keep explosives'.

The pages in this site contain an explanation of the law governing explosives and the application forms you will need.

If you have lost or found an explosive, you need to contact the police on 101, or 999 in an emergency.




Explosives Licensing Team
Firearms and Explosives Licensing Unit
Devon and Cornwall Police Headquarters

Tel: 01392 452205
E-Mail: Click here

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