There has been a change to the controls on the possession and transfer of deactivated firearms. Please read the guidance from the Home Office on what action you may need to take if you own or intend to acquire or sell a deactivated firearm.

If you’re transferring a deactivated firearm

You’ll be required to send the following information to the Home office:

  • a description of the deactivated firearm which must include, if known, the make, calibre and serial number of the firearm
  • details of the name and address of: the person giving notice and the person to whom the deactivated firearm has been, or will be, transferred

How to notify the Home Office

You can notify the Home Office using this form.

Where to send your completed form

Email: deactivatedfirearmsnotifications@homeoffice.gov.uk

Post:
Deactivated Firearms Notification
Home Office
Serious Violence Unit
5th Floor, Fry Building
2 Marsham Street
London
SW1P 4DF

If you're in possession of a deactivated firearm

You'll be required to send the following information to the Home Office:

  • a description of the deactivated firearm which must include, if known, the make, calibre and serial number of the firearm

How to notify the Home Office

You can notify the Home Office using this form.

Where to send your completed form

Email: deactivatedfirearmsnotifications@homeoffice.gov.uk

Post:
Deactivated Firearms Notifications
Home Office
Serious Violence Unit
5th Floor, Fry Building
2 Marsham Street
London
SW1P 4DF

Useful links

Home Office guidance on transfer or possession of deactivated firearms

Link to form for notification of transfer of a deactivated firearm

Link to form for notification of possession of a deactivated firearm