Weapon Transfers

If you acquire or transfer any weapon, you must notify the Firearms & Explosives Licensing Department in writing within 7 days of the transaction. This notification MUST be sent by recorded or special delivery or by permitted electronic means, such as email or fax.

Full details (name, address and certificate number) of both the buyer and seller and of the weapon must be provided.

The transfer of firearms, shotguns or ammunition must be in person. The buyer must produce to the seller their certificate entitling them to purchase, or acquire, the weapons or ammunition

Shotgun

If a shotgun (section 2) is possessed for more than 72 hours, it is a legal requirement to send a notification of the transaction/transfer to the firearms licensing department via recorded or permitted electronic means within seven days of the transfer.

  • When you purchase, the person selling enters the details on the back of your certificate at table 2, and signs it.
  • When you sell, you enter the details on the back of the buyer’s certificate at table 2 and sign it.
  • BOTH parties write and inform their relevant Firearms Department.
  • We do not require either certificate.

Firearms

  • You can only acquire a weapon if your certificate has been ‘varied’, i.e. you have the authority to purchase or acquire that particular type of weapon. If you wish to add extra or replace current weapons you need to apply for a variation, see notes opposite.
  • Once you have the relevant authority, the person selling enters the weapon details onto table 1 on your certificate, and signs it.
  • BOTH parties write and inform their relevant Firearms Department.
  • We do not require either certificate.

Please ensure when transferring a section 1 firearm, that the receiving certificate has the relevant authority present.