Knife dealer licence

A Knife Dealer Licence is required if you wish to carry on business as a dealer in certain types of knives (generally "non-domestic" knives), swords, blades or sharply pointed articles.

View the icon guidance note on knife dealers licences [28Kb] for more information on which articles require a licence and exemptions.

If you are a current licence holder and wish to vary your licence, please view the icon Guidance note for a material change in circumstances [4Kb] and complete the icon Material Change in Circumstances application form [120Kb]. The application fee is £70.

How do I apply?

Apply online

If you have difficulty applying online please contact the Licensing Department on (01738) 475180.

How much does a licence cost?

The application fee payable depends on the length of licence that you want.  A one year licence is £255 and a three year licence is £305.  Please note that the fee for a Knife Dealer (Fairs only) is £65.

The fees change every year so check with the licensing office before you send payment.

What happens if the Council fails to make a decision on my application within 6 months (180 days)?

The licence will be granted or renewed.

Contact details

Civic Licensing (applications and payments)

Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth, PH1 5GD
Tel 01738 475180