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Firearms dealer registration

A business in Hertfordshire that manufactures, sells or transfers any type of firearm, shotgun or ammunition or anyone that repairs, tests or proofs this type of equipment must register with us.

To sell firearms or air weapons for trade or business, you must register as a firearms dealer. You will need to explain the nature of your business and show that you have an understanding of firearms legislation.

Application forms and costs

Fees and charges for firearms dealer registrations are detailed in the table below. Payments should be made via cheque or postal order, made payable to;

  • Police and Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire.

Please allow 12 weeks for your application to be processed.

Dealer registration fees and charges
 Registration typeValid forCost
Initial registration as a firearms dealer 3 years £200 
Renew registration as a firearms dealer 3 years £200 
Registration if your main place of business is in another Constabulary or Police Force area 3 years £13 

Returning your licence application

Any firearms licensing enquiries for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire should
be directed to:

Firearms and Explosives Licensing Department
Police Headquarters
Hinchingbrooke Park
Huntingdon
Cambridgeshire
PE29 6NP

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