The Firearms and Explosives Licensing Department's main function is to administer the Firearms Acts 1968-1997 as amended, and the Explosives Regulations 2014. This means that the department is concerned with public safety in relation to the private ownership of firearms, shotguns and explosives.
Firearms and Explosives Licensing
Whitehouse Industrial Park
This email account is monitored between 8am and 4pm Monday to Friday. This email address should not be used for any message that might require an emergency response.
Call 0191 375 2240 or 0191 375 2542.
In an emergency, always dial 999.
Firearms licensing opening hours:
Telephone enquires between 9am to 11am Monday to Friday.