Any person intending to supply fireworks or expose for supply fireworks all year round requires a fireworks licence.
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 15 October and ending on 10 November
- During the period beginning on 26 December and ending on 31 December
If you only intend to supply fireworks during the above periods you will still be required to licence your premises for the storage of explosives. Certain exemptions apply to short term storage of fireworks, please contact us for more information.
The fee for a new licence or renewal is £500, payable annually.
How to apply
Download and complete this application form (doc format, 27Kb) and send it, with your fee, to:
Trading Standards Service
Oxfordshire County Council
Ferry Hinksey Road
All cheques should be made payable to 'Oxfordshire County Council'.
Complaints about a person or trader licensed by us
In the event of a complaint contact the trader, preferably in the form of a letter (with proof of posting / delivery). If that fails and you are located in the UK, contact Consumer Direct for advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.