Knife Dealer's Licence

If you have never held a licence to deal in non-domestic knives and swords before, or you do not currently have such a licence, or you are moving to different premises then you need to apply for the grant of a licence

If you currently hold a licence to deal in non-domestic knives and swords which has not expired, but which is due to expire then you need to apply for a renewal of the licence.  View our table of fees.

A licence is generally granted for a period of three years, although we have the discretion to grant it for a shorter period.

If you are applying for the grant of a licence you are asked questions on the form as to whether you have previously held a licence to deal in non-domestic knives or swords in the United Kingdom or whether you have been refused such a licence previously.  Please note that it is very important that you complete these questions fully.

Read our Guidance Notes (PDF) for more information before completing a form.

Procedure

You require to sign and date the declaration at the bottom of the application form.  This is a very important part of the form and you should note that it is a criminal offence to make a false declaration for which you can be prosecuted and fined up to £2,500. 

Once you have completed the application form you should submit it with the appropriate fee to:

Legal and Democratic Services, The Moray Council, High Street, Elgin, IV30 1BX.

Application Form (pdf) Application Form (Word)

Contact Us

Legal and Democratic Services

licensing@moray.gov.uk

Rate this Page