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Firearms and Explosive Licensing Department (FELD)

Our aim is to provide a professional and accountable service in the management of Firearms and Explosive Licensing for the residents and visitors to North Yorkshire and the City of York.

Latest News 

April 2021 – Online Applications Only

Following the implementation of our online system any new applications and renewals for a Firearm or Shotgun must be completed this way. As of the 1st April 2021 we will no longer accept paper applications.

 

March 2021 – our ‘Do it online’ processes have been greatly extended to include the following:-

  • applying for (or renewing) a Firearm and/or Shotgun certificate
  • applying for a variation to a Firearm Certificate
  • applying for (or renewing) a Dealer Certificate
  • applying for (or renewing) an Explosives Certificate
  • notifying the transfer of a firearm or shotgun
  • notifying or updating a change of circumstance, eg address, phone numbers, gp details etc..

To do any of these actions, please click on the green Do it online link below.

New applicants from 1st November 2020 – medical report requirement

If you are not an existing certificate holder and are applying for a shotgun/firearm/explosives/RFD licence then you will need to provide a medical report completed by your GP. Your GP may charge you a fee for this. Any applications received without a GP report will be returned as incomplete.

You can either upload your GP report (see proforma below), with your online application or send it via email to firearms licensing.

This does not apply to any renewals or to existing certificate holders who are applying for a different licence.

 

Important Information on security

Always keep your guns locked away when not in use.

Don’t hang cabinet keys up where they can be found.

Don’t divulge the whereabouts of your cabinet keys to unauthorised people. This includes your family!

Keep your guns locked up and keep your keys hidden. 

 

This site is not monitored 24 hours a day – in an emergency please dial 999.

Links:.

Further firearms licensing advice and information

Home Office – Guide on Firearms Licensing Law (Apr 2016)

Guidance on Wildlife Licenses

Home Office Security Manual 2019

Health & Safety Executive – Explosives Information

British Deer Society

Clay Pigeon Shooting Association

BASC – codes of practice

National Gamekeepers Organisation‎

Countryside Alliance

 


Do it online

 

GP PROFORMA[pdf] RFD Covid Guidance Nov 2020[pdf]