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North Yorkshire Police Firearms Licensing Department will once again be attending the show at the Harrogate Showground, to give advice and assistance to the shooting community.

We will be conducting interviews for Grants on an appointment only basis providing an application has been received by the department a minimum of 4 weeks before the show. We will also be processing applications for variations, issuing new Firearms Certificates where appropriate.  So if you need an application form, help completing your forms or simply want to put a ‘face to the name’ of the person you have been speaking on the telephone too, then pop along to our stand and say hello.

In 2018, The Firearms Licensing Departments of seven police forces attended the show.  North Yorkshire once again smashed their records for previous years by actioning 96 variations, replacing 21 certificates for people who had changed address and conducted 80 interviews, of which 32 people were granted their certificates at the show.  Well done to the staff who worked tirelessly before and during the show.  We had expected it to be busy, but never could have envisaged just how many were to attend our stand.

Registered Firearms Dealers (RFDs)

RFDs wishing to carry on business, including exhibiting for the purposes of their business, at game fairs, arms fairs etc.. in the same or another force area, must be registered by the chief officer of police for that area and are required to pay the appropriate fee to register a temporary place of business.  The current fee is £13.00.

  • RFDs from another force area need to complete the Form 116.
  • North Yorkshire RFDs need to complete the Form 116a.

If an RFD intends to bring SMOKELESS POWDER OR SMALL ARMS AMMUNITION to the Northern Shooting Show, they MUST advise North Yorkshire Police Firearms Licensing Department, either in writing or via e-mail, of the net explosives quantities of each that they are bringing so they can be included on the Event’s Licence to Store Explosives.

An RFD who traded at last years event and was issued a Certificate of Registration which is still valid, does NOT need to re-apply.  However, they must inform the Firearms Licensing Department of their intention to attend, either in writing or via e-mail.



FIREARM FORM 116[pdf] FIREARM FORM 116a[pdf]