Renewal of firearm licenses and competency certificates

2017-03-01 06:00

A REMINDER to all firearm owners that in terms of the Firearms Control Act, anyone wishing to renew a licence must apply 90 days before the expiry of the licence.

Applications for renewal may, however, be considered if the application is lodged in less than 90 days, in which case, reasons for the late application must be provided on the application form.

The validity period of different categories of licences is determined in terms of Section 27 of the Firearms Control Act, (Act 60 of 2000).

Section 13 Licence to possess a firearm for self-defence valid for five years,

Section 14 Licence to possess a restricted firearm for self-defence valid for two years,

Section 15 Licence to possess a firearm for occasional hunting and sport shooting valid for 10 years,

Section 16 Licence to possess firearm for dedicated hunting and dedicated sport shooting valid for 10 years.

Licences for which renewal applications have been lodged, will remain valid until the application for renewal has been decided upon.

The validity dates appear on the licence cards, and holders are urged to check the dates on these cards.

At this stage licences that have expired cannot be renewed.

Applications to be submitted to your nearest DFO or police station where you live.

For any inquiries or assistance, call 033 413 9003 or 033 413 9067.

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