Fireworks and explosives

If you store fireworks that contain explosives you must have a licence.

If you want to store more than 2000kgs of explosives you should apply to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) for a licence. Further information about licensing can be found on the Health and Safety Executive website.

  • You must not to sell fireworks to any person under18 (always ask for ID). Guidance about underage prevention strategies and Challenge 25 are available on our under age sales page.

Fees

Licence to store explosives where a minimum separation distance of greater than 0 metres is prescribed

Storage

  • One year licence to store explosives: £185
  • Two year licence to store explosives: £243
  • Three year licence to store explosives: £304
  • Four year licence to store explosives: £374
  • Five year licence to store explosives: £423
  • All year-round sale of fireworks: £500

Renewal

  • One year licence renewal - £86
  • Two year licence renewal - £147
  • Three year licence renewal - £206
  • Four year licence renewal - £266
  • Five year licence renewal - £326

Licence to store explosives where no minimum separation distance is prescribed

Storage

  • One year licence to store explosives: £109
  • Two year licence to store explosives: £141
  • Three year licence to store explosives: £173
  • Four year licence to store explosives: £206
  • Five year licence to store explosives: £238
  • All year-round sale of fireworks: £500

Renewal

  • One year renewal to store explosives: £54
  • Two year renewal to store explosives: £86
  • Three year renewal to store explosives: £120
  • Four year renewal to store explosives: £152
  • Five year renewal to store explosives: £238

Alterations and changes

  • Variation of name/address: £36
  • Transfer: £36
  • Replacement licence/registration: £36
  • Any other variation: Any reasonable cost

Apply

Apply for a fireworks licence