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Contacting us and useful forms - firearms

Please email your enquiries to the Firearms Licensing Office at

Alternatively, should your query be urgent or you do not have access to email, you can telephone 101 extension 544066 between 10am -12 noon.

You can also fax notifications to our fax number: 01273 404228

By post to:

Firearms and Explosives Licensing Unit

Sussex Police Headquarters

Malling House

Church Lane


East Sussex


Please note that only in exceptional circumstances should applicants pre-arrange personal delivery of paperwork to Police Headquarters. This can only be accommodated between 8am - 3pm Monday – Friday by prior appointment only. Visitors outside of these hours or without appointment may be turned away.

In the tragic event of a certificate holder passing away, we ask that the next of kin please contact us as soon as possible. This is in order that we can legally ensure the safe custody of any guns, until you are in a position to inform us of how you wish them to be dealt with.


Useful forms

Please note that forms marked as non-statutory have been designed by Sussex Police in order to assist Certificate holders and ensure that all required information is provided.

Written notifications of other formats will be accepted provided the information is clearly stated.

Application for an Exemption under Section 11(6) of the Firearms Act 1968 (non-statutory)

Request for replacement firearm / shotgun certificate (non-statutory)

Deer Warden report form (non-statutory)

Land Approval form (non-statutory)

Visitor's Permit form


European Firearms Pass (EFP)

No fee is charged for the issue of an EFP and there is no application form to complete. Make your request to the Firearms Licensing Unit and specify which of your guns you wish to be included on your EFP.

Please allow sufficient time before travelling for this to be processed; we recommend at least 14 days.

Visitor’s Permit form

Applications for Visitor’s Permits should be made at least six weeks prior to the visitors arrival in the UK. Any applications submitted with less than six weeks to complete, may be subject to delay and may not be completed before the arrival of the visitor.