Always allow enough time for a renewal or change to be processed before a certificate expires or becomes invalid.
Firearms licence application form
Whether you are applying for a new certificate or renewal of an existing certificate, please download, complete and return Form 201.
Land authority or club membership form
To support your application to shoot on land or as a member of a shooting club, please download, complete and return the following form Land Authority and Club Form.
Fees and charges for new firearms certificate applications, renewals and amendments are detailed in the table below. Payments should be made via cheque or postal order, made payable to;
- Police and Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire
Club approval fees and charges
| Approval type||Valid for||Cost|
|Firearm licence for approved club
Approval of rifle and muzzle-loading pistol clubs
Please note: the fee will be requested by the Home Office before approval is issued. Cheques should be made payable to: The Accounting Officer for the Home Office.
Lost or destroyed firearms certificate
Firearms certificates that have been lost or destroyed can be replaced. Please contact us to arrange a replacement certificate.
Returning your licence application
Firearms and Explosives Licensing Department
Hertfordshire Constabulary Headquarters
Welwyn Garden City
Reminders to renew certificates are sent 10 weeks before your certificate is due to expire.
We recommend you submit renewal applications within three weeks of receiving a reminder to allow enough time for your renewal to be reviewed and processed. It is your responsibility to remember to renew your certificate by sending a completed application to us before your current certificate expires.
If your renewal application has less than six weeks until your current certificate expires, you may be required to place your firearms, ammunition or shotguns with a person authorised to possess them until you receive a renewed certificate.