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Notify a firearm or shotgun transaction

Firearms legislation states that any transaction related to a firearm or shotgun, even if it occurred abroad, should be notified to us.

You must tell us within seven days of any firearm or shotgun transactions such as;

  • buying a firearm or shotgun
  • selling a firearm or shotgun
  • hiring a firearm or shotgun
  • losing a firearm or shotgun
  • inheriting a firearm or shotgun
  • disposing of a firearm or shotgun
  • find your firearm or shotgun has been stolen - but, if you have concerns for safety please call 999.

Firearm or shotgun transaction advice

You may give, sell or transfer the ownership of a 'section 2' shotgun to another shotgun certificate holder or registered firearms dealer.

If you wish to give, sell or transfer the ownership of a 'Section 1' firearm, you must ensure that the person you are passing it to has a valid certificate authorising the acquisition and possession of such a weapon.

Transaction notification form

If any of the above transactions have happened, please download, completed and return the notify of a firearm or shotgun transaction form

Returning your notification

Firearms and Explosives Licensing Department
Police Headquarters
Hinchingbrooke Park
Huntingdon
Cambridgeshire
PE29 6NP

Application timescales

Notifications are usually processed within six weeks.

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