The Firearms Licensing Department is responsible for issuing certificates for firearms, shotguns and explosives to residents within the Sussex Police area.
Applying for a Licence
To apply for a Firearm/Shotgun Certificate please download and complete the grant/renewal form.
Alternatively application forms can be obtained from any police station.
Guidance on completing forms
- Please read the accompanying notes (included with the form in the download) carefully as you are required to supply payment and one photograph.
- Please remember to sign and date the form on pages 1 and 7 by hand once printed.
- Check the amount you must pay in our fees section.
Returning your form
Please send all forms to the following address:
Firearms and Explosives Licensing Unit
Sussex Police Headquarters
Applicants should post their completed forms as soon as possible. Only in exceptional circumstances should applicants pre-arrange personal delivery, and this can only be accommodated between 8am - 3pm Monday – Friday by appointment only.