Our use of cookies We use necessary cookies to make our site work. Necessary cookies enable core functionality such as security, network management, website analytics and accessibility. You may disable these by changing your browser settings, but this may affect how the website functions. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone. For more information on how these cookies work, please see our privacy policy.

To agree to our use of cookies, click the 'Accept' button. No, give me more info
Accept
 

Storing explosives (including fireworks)

Staffordshire traders who want to sell or store fireworks or other types of explosives will need to apply to us for a licence.

If you wish to store more than 5kg and less than 2,000kg net weight there are 3 types of licence available:

  1. To store fireworks and sell during bonfire night, new year, Diwali and Chinese new year:

  2. To sell fireworks all year:
     
  3. To store and sell explosives, shot gun cartridges, bird scarers, air bag inflators:

Please send completed application forms, risk assessment and plans electronically where possible to explosives.licensing@staffordshire.gov.uk. If you are able to pay by credit or debit card it would be preferred, if you require any other assitance please do not hesitate to contact us for more information. 

Guidance

Please see the fireworks and explosives guidance page for more information.

How do I pay?

  • You can pay county council bills online. Select the 'Trading Standards' option.
      
  • You can pay by cheque or postal order. They should be made payable to 'Staffordshire County Council' and posted with your application and supporting information to the address below.

Please note: if your application is received after 1 September you will be charged a new storage licence fee.

How much does it cost?

All fees relating to Staffordshire Trading Standards are published online and can be found on our Fees wepage.

Please note: payment is non-refundable in the event of your application being refused.

Application checklist

  • Send completed form.
     
  • Attach plans and current explosives risk assessment.
     
  • Pay fee for application.

Please note: details of your application will be shared with Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Services, Staffordshire Police, Planning and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

Contact us

Email: explosives licensing
Phone: 01782 297522

Address:

Staffordshire County Council,
1 Staffordshire Place,
Tipping Street,
Stafford,
ST16 2DH 

There are no results that match your search criteria


Latest business news
Pioneering pothole machine trialled in Staffordshire

Pioneering pothole machine trialled in Staffordshire

A machine designed by legendary Staffordshire digger maker JCB to help speed up pothole repairs is being trialled in the county, after a previous trial last year.
Date:
13 June 2022
Help at hand to reduce nuisance calls

Help at hand to reduce nuisance calls

Staffordshire County Council's trading standards service is working with organisations supporting vulnerable adults to fit a free call blocking device to their home telephone.
Date:
31 March 2022
Trading Standards Issue Warning on Financial Scams

Trading Standards Issue Warning on Financial Scams

Businesses and residents in Staffordshire are being warned to be vigilant against financial related scams in the run up to the end of the financial year on 31st March.
Date:
28 February 2022
Thousands of Cigarettes Have Been Seized as part of a Crackdown on the Supply of Counterfeit Goods

Thousands of Cigarettes Have Been Seized as part of a Crackdown on the Supply of Counterfeit Goods

Staffordshire police officers joined forces with Staffordshire County Council Trading Standards officers and Immigration Services to make an unannounced visit to a convenience store in Biddulph last week.
Date:
25 February 2022

Visit the Staffordshire Newsroom

Contacting the chat service.

Please wait...
Chat with us
digital assistant
Enter your question below