Apply for a fireworks and explosives licence

How to apply or renew

You must apply for a licence to store up to 2,000kg of fireworks or explosives.

The licence allows you to store fireworks or explosives all year round.

The sale of fireworks is restricted to the following periods:

  • 15 October to 10 November
  • 26 December to 31 December
  • on the first day of the Chinese New Year and the three days preceding it
  • on the day of Diwali and the three days preceding it

If you wish to sell fireworks at other times, an additional licence will be required.

By law, you must display the explosives statutory notice.

Apply for or renew a fireworks and explosives licence

For advice about an application, email [email protected] or call 01522 552490.

Other licences

If you are storing more than 2,000kg, you must apply for a licence from the Health and Safety Executive.

If you are storing ammunition, you must apply for a licence from Lincolnshire Police.