If you want to store up to 5kg of explosive material for retail purposes, you need a licence. Businesses that already hold licences or registrations automatically receive a renewal application form by the end of August each year.
All business are subject to an inspection when they have fireworks in store. New applicants also require a pre-registration inspection.
Businesses that are licensed in this way are permitted to supply fireworks:
Businesses that wish to sell fireworks to the public outside these periods should apply for an all-year-round licence.
It is a criminal offence to carry out unlicensed activities and to sell fireworks to people under 18.
If your application is unsuccessful, you may appeal to a magistrates' court within 21 days of the decision.
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