Shooting clubs

We grant permits for establishing shooting clubs. An association whose activities include practising and training the use of firearms and which is not solely for hunting must not be established without a permit. A permit is also required whenever an association’s by-laws are amended so as to include practising and training the use of firearms in the association’s activities among other things.

Licensing

The application can be free in form. The application document must be signed by the founders of the association or persons authorised to sign for the association.

The application must include these details:

  • the signers of the Memorandum of Association, their personal identity numbers and domiciles
  • the name and contact information of the contact person
  • the original Memorandum of Association. We will not return the Memorandum of Association, so it must be prepared in two identical originals. The other original is for submitting to the Finnish Patent and Registration Office when you register the association.
  • the by-laws.

Submit the application to the Regional State Administrative Agency for the region in which the association is registered. We will process the application within about one month of receiving it. A link to the contact information of Regional State Administrative Agency registries is provided at the bottom of this page.

The application can be free in form. The application document must be signed by the founders of the association or persons authorised to sign for the association.

The application must include these details:

  • the current members of the board, their personal identity numbers and their domiciles
  • the name and contact information of the contact person
  • an extract from the minutes of a general meeting of the association where it was decided to amend the by-laws
  • the by-laws of the association.

Submit the application to the Regional State Administrative Agency for the region in which the association is registered. We will process the application within about one month of receiving it. A link to the contact information of Regional State Administrative Agency registries is provided at the bottom of this page.

We will charge a handling fee determined on the basis of the Decree on fees chargeable. Further information on our service fees.

Further information on permits for shooting clubs:

  • Ilkka Heinonen, Senior Officer for Rescue Services, tel. 0295 016 042, [email protected]  

Contact information of Regional State Administrative Agencies’ registries

Links to legal texts