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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:

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 call us on 01782 297522 and pay over the phone.
     
  • 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?

Total net explosives content in storeNew storage licenceRenewal of an existing storage licenceFireworks all year sales licence
Under 250kg £109 £54 £500
250kg - 2,000kg £185 £86 £500

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 Fireworks Licensing
Public Protection,
Trading Standards,
Explosives Licensing,
Castle House,
Floor1,
Barrack Road,
Newcastle under Lyme,
ST5 1BL

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