The onus for applying to renew a certificate rests with the certificate holder and we will send one renewal reminder letter, three months before the expiry of your current certificate. Please bear in mind that it will take, on average, eight weeks for the renewal process to be completed and if we are unable to renew your certificate(s) before the expiry date of your current one(s) then please be advised that you will need to arrange for your firearms and any Section 1 ammunition to be placed in storage with a Registered Firearm Dealer, or another suitably authorised certificate holder.
You can now download the combined firearm and shotgun application form or the firearm variation form. Once you have completed the form it should be returned to:
Firearms Licensing Department,
Do not email the completed forms to Firearms Licensing as they cannot be accepted. Hard copies must be posted to the above address.
Please do not staple the pages of the application or any accompanying paperwork.
Once the completed form together with the correct number of photographs and fee have been received, checks will be made on local and national records before, you are visited at home, at a time convenient to you, by a firearms enquiry officer.
Please include a mobile telephone number and an email address to assist in contacting you.
Wiltshire Police follow Home Office guidance in the administration of firearms which can be accessed via the Home Office website
Application for the Grant Or Renewal Of A Firearm And / Or Shotgun Certificate (Form 201)
Guidance Notes for Form 201 (Form 201A)
Application To Vary A Firearms Certificate (Form 201v)
Registered Firearms Dealers (Form 116)
Weapon Transfer Form
Application For Clay Pigeon Exemption Permit
Replacement Firearm / Shotgun Certificate
Change Of Address For Existing Certificate Holders
Please send to us along with your current certificate(s).
Application For Visitors Permits
Application For An Explosive Certificate
European Firearms Pass Application