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Firearms - Registering and Surrendering of Firearms

***UPDATE - The Government of Canada has extended, until December 31, 2017, the Order Declaring an Amnesty Period. It provides amnesty from prosecution for owners of non-restricted firearms who are taking steps to come into compliance.***


Working in conjunction with the Canadian Firearms Centre, the Greater Sudbury Police Service is dedicated to enhancing public safety by enforcing the provisions of the Firearms Act and the Criminal Code which govern the possession, transportation, use and storage of firearms.

The Canadian Firearms Safety Course provides the foundation for responsible firearm ownership, following which each firearm owner is tasked with maintaining compliance with all laws and regulations. The privilege of firearm ownership is dependent upon possessing a valid Possession and Acquisition Licence (PAL) or a Possession Only Licence (POL) and securing firearm certificates.

Remember To...

  • Take regular inventory of your firearms and ammunition.

  • Record all non-restricted firearms information, including; make, model, caliber/gauge, serial number, and any other identifying features.

  • Make sure restricted and prohibited firearms are registered.

  • Take photos of all your firearms and storage device(s)

Without this information, firearms may not be returned to you, the rightful owner, if lost/stolen/seized.


If you are surrendering firearm(s) to Police, call the Firearms Liaison Officer with the Greater Sudbury Police Service to make arrangements:

705-675-9171 extension 2451 or via email,

For assistance with the following, please call 1-800-731-4000:

1. Reporting a change of address (within the compulsory 30-days of relocating)

2. Applying for a (PAL/POL) licence

3. Transferring firearm(s) to a properly licensed individual

4. Selling firearm(s) according to guidelines; to complete the transfer

Please see the link below for the public information brochure.

Public Information Brochure

The Greater Sudbury Police Service encourages you to protect yourself, your family, and your firearms.

Renew or apply for your licence as required.

For additional information//Pour plus de renseignements

Canadian Firearms Program: 1-800-731-4000

 Le Programme canadien des armes à feu:  1-800-731-4000