Apply for an explosives and fireworks storage licence

If you want to store up to 2,000kg of explosives you will need to apply to us for a storage licence, with the exception of explosives that requires an explosives certificate (e.g. blasting explosive or black powder) where you will need a licence or registration from your local police.

If you manufacture explosives or if you want to store 2,000kg or more you will need a licence from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

You will need to pay a fee before we grant a licence. All fees are valid until October 2018.

Licence to store explosives where, by virtue of regulation 27 of, and Schedule 5 to, the 2014 Regulations, a minimum separation distance of greater than 0 metres is prescribed

  • 1 year - £185
  • 2 years - £243
  • 3 years - £304
  • 4 years - £374
  • 5 years - £423

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

  • 1 year - £86
  • 2 years - £147
  • 3 years - £206
  • 4 years - £266
  • 5 years - £326

Licence to store explosives where no minimum separation distance or a 0 metres minimum separation distance is prescribed

  • 1 year - £109
  • 2 years - £141
  • 3 years - £173
  • 4 years - £206
  • 5 years - £238

Renewal of licence to store explosives where no minimum separation distance or a 0 metres minimum separation distance is prescribed

  • 1 year - £54
  • 2 years - £86
  • 3 years - £120
  • 4 years - £152
  • 5 years - £185

Other fees

  • Licence variation (amending name of licensee or address of site) - £36.
  • Licence variation (other) - reasonable cost of the work done by the licensing authority.
  • Transfer of licence or replacement licence document - £36.

Please note that the time-limited fees given above are for whole years. Fees for parts of a year would be on a pro-rata basis. For example, the fee for a new local authority storage licence for 9 months would be £139 (three quarters of the annual fee of £185).

Make an application