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This section contains advice to help you understand the requirements for the granting and renewal of shotgun and firearms certificates.


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      • Firearm and Shotgun Grant applications

Grant applications for Devon & Cornwall are open. You can apply online on our new secure web form or download a paper form and send it via post to the Firearms and Explosive Licensing Department. Please be assured we are working as hard and fast as we can to process your applications. As your Grant progresses along the application stage we will contact you to arrange a visit / inspection. We are unable to give a timescale, however we aim to contact you as soon as you reach the appropriate stage. Any enquiries prior to being contacted should be made via email

 

Please post applications to:

Firearms Licensing Officer Devon & Cornwall Police, Firearms & Explosives Licensing Department Police Headquarters Middlemoor, Exeter Devon EX2 7HQ

 

 

      • Firearm and Shotgun Renewal applications

Renewal applications for Devon & Cornwall are open. You can apply online on our new secure web form or download a paper form and send it via post to the Firearms and Explosive Licensing Department. Please ensure you return your renewal application 8 weeks prior to the expiry date of your certificate. This will automatically add an extension of 8 weeks to the original certificate expiry date to ensure that you comply with legal requirements and remain in lawful possession of your guns and ammunition.

 

Please post applications to:

Firearms Licensing Officer Devon & Cornwall Police, Firearms & Explosives Licensing Department Police Headquarters Middlemoor, Exeter Devon EX2 7HQ

 

 

      • Transfer of Shotguns and Firearms

If you have transferred, sold or purchased any shotguns or firearms, please complete our online form. The attached form is for Dorset, Devon & Cornwall licence holders only. Failure to notify of such changes may result in prosecution. Please note that this forms one of the conditions on firearm and shotgun certificates. 

      • Change of address for existing certificate holders

If you have just moved or know the impending date of your house move you will need to notify the Firearms & Explosives Licensing Unit without undue delay. The attached form is for Dorset, Devon & Cornwall licence holders only. Failure to notify of such changes may result in prosecution. Please note that this forms one of the conditions on firearm and shotgun certificates. 

 Please make sure that full details of the address change are given to prevent any follow-up call.

 

 

      • Application for a Variation to a Firearm certificate

Applications for Firearms Variations are now no longer suspended, you will need to enclose your current firearm certificate with the completed form. At question 13 enter all the firearms you wish to acquire including any unused variations from a previous request. Unused authorities are not automatically carried forward unless you request this.

If you are applying to increase the number of firearms you hold (including sound moderators) the fee is £20.00. A cheque or postal order should be made payable to PCC Devon & Cornwall. Alternatively you may pay by card payment by contacting the firearms licensing department.

 

 

      • UK Visitors permits

This form should be used to apply for a shotgun and/or firearm visitor permit. A sponsor on behalf of the visitor should complete the application. The sponsor does not need to be a certificate holder. The completed application form should be forwarded to the police force area under which the sponsor resides. A fee is payable (Please contact the us through the Firearms email address for details of appropriate fees).

If the visitor is resident in an EU country, their original (a photocopy is acceptable)  European Firearms Pass will be needed with the application form. If the visitor is resident in a country which is not registered as part of the EU, another form of supporting documentation will be required such as a firearm certificate or hunting certificate. As a last option a letter from the visitor’s local police authority will be required stating that the police are happy for the visitor to use firearms/shotguns whilst in this country.

 

 

      • Section 11(6) Authority – clay pigeon exemption

Use this form if you are organising a clay pigeon shooting event where non-certificate holders may be participating. The attached form is for your convenience only and is not an official form.

 

      • Replacement Firearm / Shotgun certificate

    If you have lost or had stolen your firearm or shotgun certificate you will need to apply for a replacement (fee payable). The attached form is for your convenience only and is not an official form.

Please include your payment when posting in your application. Please do not send cash.

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Contact

Firearms Licensing Officer
Devon & Cornwall Police, Firearms & Explosives Licensing Department
Police Headquarters
Middlemoor, Exeter
Devon
EX2 7HQ

Tel: 01392 225650

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