West Yorkshire Police

For non-emergencies dial 101 - In an emergency always dial 999

Firearms Licensing

Firearms Licensing News

  • Please note than the Firearms Licensing department will be closed to the public on 14 and 16 February 2017 and will not be taking any telephone calls. If you have concerns regarding the welfare of a certificate holder or there is a danger to the public please dial 101 or 999 as appropriate.
  • Please read the attached document for information regarding the new licensing rules for Air Weapons in Scotland. Please note these rules will appy to anyone who wishes to buy, be gifted, or simply have an air weapon in their possession whilst in Scotland Air Weapons Licensing in Scotland Information Sheet

Please note that from 1 April 2016 a new referral system of medical suitability of certificate holders will apply. More information can be obtained by reading the factsheet below.


Payments for applications can be taken by debit/credit card over the telephone. If you would like to make a phone payment, please enclose a small slip with your application requesting a card payment be made. Once your application has been received we will contact you on your provided numbers.


Our contact details are:
Firearms Licensing, West Yorkshire Police, PO Box 9, Wakefield, WF1 3QP
Tel: 01924 292310, 292312, 292330
Fax: 01924 292236
Email: [email protected]

Office hours

Monday to Friday 1000 - 1500hrs

Firearms Information


Shotgun Information




Firearms, Shotguns and Variation Applications


EFPs and Clay Pigeon Shoots


Age Restrictions for Firearms


Current Fees for Firearms and Shotguns


Online Notification of Weapon
Transfer or Change of Address


Registered Firearms Dealers


Visitor Firearms


Useful Links


Frequently Asked Questions


The attached document is a letter from the Chief Constable of Hampshire Police, Andy Marsh who is the national policing lead for Firearms and Explosives Licensing Working Group. It is addressed to all firearms certificate holders. Please click here to view the letter. (Word 283KB)

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