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Registering and Licensing


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We register/licence individuals and companies who wish to store up to 2000 kgs (net weight) of explosives, including fireworks and shotgun cartridges. Fireworks may be sold within 4 limited periods during the year:

  1. 15 October to 10 November
  2. 26 December to 31 December
  3. On the first day of the Chinese New Year and the 3 days immediately preceding it.  
  4. On the day of Diwali (Hindu New Year) and the 3 days immediately preceding it.  

If you wish to sell outside of these times you must also apply for a licence to sell fireworks all year round. Certain categories of fireworks cannot legally be sold to members of the public, further details can be found on our guidance notes. You can apply for a registration or licence on-line by following the links but be sure to read our guidance notes before you submit an application.

Please note that it is illegal to sell fireworks to anyone under the age of 18.

Guidance notes for firework retailers image - PDF icon (196KB - pdf help)

Explosives storage application form image - PDF icon (46KB - pdf help)

Transfer of Registration or Licence form image - PDF icon (79KB - pdf help)

Application for those who sell fireworks all year image - PDF icon (74KB - pdf help)

Risk Assessment Form for Registered Firework Sellers image - PDF icon (34KB - pdf help)

Further information can be found on the Health & Safety Executive website.