If you intend to supply fireworks all year round you will need a fireworks licence in addition to an explosives licence.
If you only intend to supply fireworks during the following periods you will not need a fireworks licence, but will still need an explosives licence:
- on the first day of the Chinese New Year and the three days immediately before it
- on the day of Diwali and the three days immediately before it
- during the period beginning on 15 October and ending on 10 November
- during the period beginning on 26 December and ending on 31 December.
Certain exemptions apply to the short term storage of fireworks - please email email@example.com for details.
The fee for a licence is £500, renewable annually.
Download, print and fill in the fireworks licence application form [PDF], then return with a cheque made payable to Nottinghamshire County Council.
This information is a brief summary of the law as it relates to the storage of explosives. It is not an authoritative document on the law and is only intended for guidance.
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