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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 year 2 years 3 years 4 years 5 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 year 2 years 3 years 4 years 5 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.

Page updated on: 10 October 2019

Licensing Service

Address

Hackney Service Centre
1 Hillman Street
E8 1DY

Telephone

Opening times

  • Mon to Fri 9am - 5pm (reception opening hours) Mon to Fri 9am - 5pm (phone calls)