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.
Application Form (pdf) Application Form (Word)
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:
Governance, Strategy & Performance, The Moray Council, High Street, Elgin, IV30 1BX.
Governance, Strategy & Performance