Trading standards - licences and registration

In order to sell fireworks you must register with the Council to do so. The licence application form below should be completed and returned. Please ensure you have read the guidance notes included with the application form. A licence will be granted for storage, subject to an inspection of the suitability of your intended storage. Once licenced you are able to sell fireworks at specified times of the year which are:

  • Bonfire Night: 15 October - 10 November
  • Diwali:  3 days before and on day of festival
  • New Year:  26 December - 31 December
  • Chinese New Year:  3 days before and on day of festival

Storage of fireworks on a licence must be in compliance with the conditions set out in the licence.

If you wish to sell fireworks at any other time of the year you will need to purchase an additional licence. For further information please contact Trading Standards on 01786 404040

Download an Explosives Registration form

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