Explosives

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

Buying and keeping explosives

This section contains information and advice about explosives, including the law governing them. Individuals and businesses wishing to buy and/or store explosives are required by law to meet national safety regulations.

If you wish to acquire and/or store explosives, you must apply to The Explosives Licensing Team, based at Police Headquarters in Exeter, for the correct permissions. Application forms can be found on the “Explosives application forms” page. For advice please ring: 01392 226221



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