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.
Grant of firearm certificate
Renewal of firearm certificate
Variation of a firearm certificate (other than when it is renewed at the same time) to increase the number of firearms to which the certificate relates
Replacement of a firearm certificate lost or destroyed
Grant of shotgun certificate
Renewal of shotgun certificate
Replacement of a shotgun certificate lost or destroyed
Firearms and Shotgun Certificates valid for the same dates
Registered firearms dealers
Registration or renewal
Individual visitor's permit
Group visitors' permit (groups of six or more valid for the same dates)
Please note, all cheques should be made payable to The Police and Crime Commissioner for Sussex, and all cash payments must be received in the correct amount.
Applying for or renewing your firearm or shotgun licence
Applications should be accompanied by one photo and the correct fee.
Cheques or Postal Orders should be made payable to The Police And Crime Commissioner For Sussex.
As part of our service to certificate holders, Sussex Police post renewal reminders 16 weeks in advance of the expiry date of their certificate(s).
Applications must be submitted to the Firearms Licensing Unit at least eight weeks before expiry.
You may be required to lodge guns if your certificate is not renewed on time and will be responsible for any expense incurred.
Firearm Renewal Only - You are required to demonstrate “Good Reason” by either completing the Land Approval Form or by providing Club records to show your regular attendance and use of ALL your firearms.
Visitors Permit form
Applications for Visitors 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.
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.
Guidance for clubs
If you are wishing to apply for a club approval through the firearms licensing department, please read the Clubs Criteria Leaflet (valid from 1 August 2016).