You will need a licence if you wish to store explosives other than in private storage for personal use.

If you wish to store up to a maximum of 2,000kg of any hazard type, then you will need to apply to us. If you wish to store in excess of 2,000kg, you will have to apply to the Health and Safety Executive

If you wish to sell fireworks all year round as opposed to at specific times of the year, for example in the weeks running up to 5 November, you will also need an Adult Fireworks Licence.

Applying for this licence does not automatically mean that it will be granted to you. The time it takes to process your application will depend on:

  • the size and nature of your business
  • areas to be addressed

We aim to acknowledge receipt of applications within five working days and will inform you of progress at regular intervals.

Please contact us using the contact details shown if you have not heard from us within seven days of your application being submitted.

Apply online

If you have a query relating to this licence please contact 01926 414040.

Consumers and businesses requiring general advice can contact 0345 404 0506.

Our office hours are:

  • Monday to Thursday 9am to 5.30pm
  • Friday 9am to 4.30pm