Apply for this licence

Start now on the Police Service of Northern Ireland website (PDF, 144KB)


You need permission from the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) to sell firearms and ammunition by auction in Northern Ireland.

How to apply

Download an application form from the PSNI website.

You’ll need to provide details about:

  • yourself
  • the firearms owner
  • the items to be sold
  • date you propose to take possession of the items
  • any public viewings
  • the auction itself
  • the security arrangements when the items are in your possession

Return your completed application to the PSNI Firearms and Explosives Branch.

Firearms and Explosives Branch
Police Service of Northern Ireland
42 Montgomery Road

Fines and penalties

It’s a criminal offence to act as a firearms auctioneer without a permit from the PSNI.