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14 September 2017

PROPOSED INCREASE IN FIREARMS RELATED FEES


The Ministry of Home Affairs and Belize Police Department takes this opportunity to advise holders of Firearm, Gun Dealers’, Sport Hunters Licences, and the general public of the proposed increase and application of new fees and the requirement for firearm certification. The new regiment comes into effect on a date to be announced.  The new fees will be applied to subsequent renewal of licences after the effected.  There will no requirement for persons currently licenced to pay any increase until their subsequently renewal. It is expected that a portion of the increase in fees will be applied to the Belize Police Department in its fight against illegal Firearms and Ammunition.

Item

Current Fees

Proposed fees

Gun Dealer Licence

$650.00

$650.00

Licence Carrier

none

$300.00

Gun Repair Licence

none

$50.00

Special Protection Licence for Belizean

$75.00

$225.00

Special Protection Licence for Non Belizean

$500.00

$1,500.00

Company Gun Licence

A-$2,300.00

B-$4,300.00

C-$8,300.00

D-$16,300.00

A-$2,300.00

B-$4,300.00

C-$8,300.00

D-$16,300.00

Security Guard Licence

$25.00

$25.00

Private Security Licence

$2,300.00

$2,300.00

Sport Hunters Belizean

$150.00

$150.00

Sport Hunters Non Belizean

$250.00

$250.00

Shotgun holders Belizean (farmers)

$5.00

$25.00

Shotgun Holders non Belizean

$250.00

$250.00

Bullet Proof Vest

$100.00 for any amount

$100.00 per vest

Importation of a single firearm

$200.00

$200.00

Gun Dealers Importation Permit

$200.00

$200.00 per weapon up to 14 weapons on a single importation permit. For 15 or more weapons $3,000.00 per permit

Heirloom Licence

none

$300.00 per gun

Training and certification for Licence holders

none

$300.00 per person

In addition to the changes in fees, the Ministry is recommending further amendments to the Firearms Act for increase penalties for certain firearm related offences. 

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