Any person intending to supply fireworks or expose for supply fireworks all year round requires a fireworks licence.
How much will it cost?
The fee for a licence is payable annually.
New licence or renewal: £500.00
You will not need a licence if you only intend to supply or expose for supply fireworks during the following periods:
- on the first day of the Chinese New Year and the three days immediately preceding it
- on the day of Diwali and the three days immediately preceding it
- during the period beginning on the 15 October and ending on the 10 November; or
- during the period beginning on the 26 December and ending on the 31 December.
If you only intend to supply fireworks during the above periods you will still be required to register your premises for the storage of explosives. Certain exemptions apply to short term storage of fireworks, please contact Trading Standards for more information.
More details about storing explosives.
This information is a brief summary of the law as it relates to the supply of fireworks. It is not an authoritative document on the law and is only intended for guidance.
How to apply and pay
Download the Fireworks Licence Application form [PDF 100KB] then fill in and return with cheque made payable to Nottinghamshire County Council.
We will process your application and will normally send you a licence/registration document and receipt for your payment within three working days. In the event that we are unable to send these within this timescale we will contact you to explain the reason for the delay.
Download the Fireworks - A Guide for Retailers [PDF 89KB] business information sheet or contact:
100 Chesterfield Road South
Tel: 01623 452005