Apply for a fireworks and explosives licence

How to apply or renew

Our licence allows you to store up to 2,000kg of fireworks or explosives.

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 or all year round, you will need an additional licence. You must make a separate application for this.

By law, you must display the explosives statutory notice.

Apply for or renew a fireworks and explosives licence

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