Fireworks and explosives storage licence
You must have a licence to store fireworks and explosives up to 2000kg at a premises. If you store less than 5kg of explosives, then there is no need to be licensed.
Your application must include a plan to a scale suitable to show the location of the site including its surroundings (named or numbered roads, hamlets, villages or geographical features). Where the site does not have a postal address this should normally be a minimum scale of 1:25000.
If you’re displaying more than 12.5kg of fireworks, you must submit a floor plan of the area. This includes both the amount held on a shop floor sales area as well as in stock rooms or storage areas.
You can store fireworks and explosives all year round. A storage licence can last up to 5 years, but you must pay a £500 annual fee if you choose to sell fireworks and explosives out of the normal selling periods.
Normal selling periods
- 15 October to 10 November
- 26 December to 31 December
- Chinese New Year and the three days immediately after
- Diwali and the three days immediately after
New application costs
|Length of licence||Less than 250kg||More than 250kg|
Renewal application costs
|length of licence||Less than 250kg||More than 250kg|