Firearm fees are going up! The Ministry of Home Affairs and Belize Police Department has announced and advised holders of Firearm, Gun Dealers’, Sport Hunters Licenses, and the general public of the proposed increase and application of new fees and the requirement for firearm certification. This is in an attempt to minimize the number of illegal firearm and ammunition currently on the streets and proposes to make increases by over 100%.
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. They will be pplied to subsequent renewal of licenses after the effected. There will no requirement for persons currently licensed to pay any increase until their subsequently renewal. In addition to the changes in fees, the Ministry is recommending further amendments to the Firearms Act for increase penalties for certain firearm related offenses. Below are the proposed new firearm fees: