Fireworks licence

Under the explosive regulations, all traders storing and selling fireworks must be registered with or licensed by the Council.

To store large quantities (over 2,000kg) you will need a licence from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

Apply

To make an application you must submit:

Fees

Explosive licensing below 250kgs net explosive content (NEC)

 1 year2 years3 years4 years5 years
New licence < 250kgs NEC£109£141£173£206£238
Renewal licence < 250kgs NEC£54£86£120£152£185
Variation/transfer/replacement£36    

Explosive licensing above 250kgs up to maximum 2000kgs net explosive content (NEC)

 1 year2 years3 years4 years5 years
New licence > 250kgs NEC£185£243£304£374£423
Renewal licence > 250kgs NEC£86£147£206£266£326
Variation/transfer/replacement  £36    

When can I sell fireworks?

These licences / registrations will allow you to store fireworks all year round but can only sell fireworks at the following specified periods of the year:

  • from 15 October - 10 November inclusive
  • on the day of Diwali and the 3 days before
  • on the first day of the Chinese New Year and the 3 days before
  • from 26 - 31 December inclusive

If you wish to sell fireworks throughout the year, you will need to apply for a separate fireworks licence. Please contact us for further information. 

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