Apply for a fireworks and explosives licence or registration

Use this guide to help you when applying for fireworks and explosives storage registration.

Annual supply licences

Operators of premises that have been registered or licensed to store explosives are entitled to supply fireworks at four times of the year:

  • between 15 October and 10 November
  • between 26 December and 31 December
  • for four days ending on the first day of the Chinese New Year
  • for four days ending on the day of Diwali.

Anyone wishing to supply fireworks at any other time of the year must hold a separate annual supply licence, in addition to a storage registration or licence.


£500 for a new annual supply licence or a renewal (valid for one year).

Apply for an annual supply licence