The following fees are applicable for 2012 / 2013
Registration to store £105
Renewal of registration £52
New store licence application £178
Renewal of store licence £83
Annual licence to sell £500
Variation, transfer or replacementof a licence or registration £35
Suppliers of adult fireworks must hold a licence, except at certain times of year. Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Authority grant licences. We will refuse a licence unless the applicant follows all legal requirements for storing fireworks, and may refuse a licence (or revoke a licence previously granted) if the applicant has committed any fireworks-related offences.
The license allows the holder to supply fireworks on the first day of the Chinese New Year and three days immediately before it, on the first day of Diwali and three days immediately before it, from 15 October to 10 November and 26 December to 31 December.
Traders wishing to supply at any other time must apply for a separate annual licence to sell as well as the initial registration/licence.
Firework suppliers must display a notice stating that it is a criminal offence to supply adult fireworks to those under the age of eighteen, and for people under eighteen to own adult fireworks.
Fireworks suppliers must provide a local licensing authority with information about fireworks where the total net explosive content of fireworks supplied in a single sale is more than 50kg.