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Estonia. 2002 ‘Collection Permit.’ Weapons Act (Riigi Teataja I 2001, 65, 377) [with amendments to June 2004]; Section 26 (Chapter 4). Tallinn: Riigi Teataja (State Gazette). 31 March
§ 26. Collection Permit
(1) A natural or legal person who wishes to found or maintain a collection shall submit a corresponding application to the Police Board through a police prefecture. The application shall set out the aim of the collection, the type of the weapons and cartridges to be collected and the conditions in which they will be stored. A natural person shall annex the documents specified in clauses 35 (2) 2)–5) of this Act to the application and a legal person shall annex the documents specified in clauses 37 (2) 2)–5) of this Act to the application.
(2) Before a collection permit is granted to a natural person, the applicant shall pass an examination on his or her knowledge regarding weapons as prescribed in subsection 35 (5) of this Act at the police prefecture of his or her residence.
(3) An application shall be reviewed not later than within two months as of the date of submission of all the required documents and payment of the state fee.
(4) An application by a natural person for a collection permit may be denied if any of the circumstances provided for in subsection 36 (1) of this Act exist, except for those provided for in clause 3) of the same subsection. An application by a legal person for a collection permit may be denied if any of the circumstances provided for in subsection 40 (1) of this Act exist.
(5) A collection permit shall set out the types of weapons and cartridges permitted to be collected and also the weapons which are part of the collection and which have been registered at the police prefecture.
(6) A collection permit shall be granted for a term of ten years after which it may be extended for a further similar term.
(7) The Police Board may revoke a collection permit if:
1) so requested by the owner of the weapons collection;
2) the owner of the weapons collection no longer complies with the requirements provided for in this Act;
3) the owner of the weapons collection is deceased, declared to be dead or missing, or declared a fugitive by a court or a pre-trial investigation authority;
4) the legal person is dissolved;
5) the collection permit has been lost;
6) the owner of the weapons collection has, on at least two occasions within the last three years, violated the requirements of this Act or legislation issued on the basis thereof with which the owner is required to comply, or has failed to comply with the requirements of a precept issued to the owner.
(9) Upon the expiry or revocation of a collection permit, the requirements of § 44 of this Act apply, whereupon the weapons and cartridges to be handed over to a police prefecture may be deposited in a weapons storage room of the owner of the collection which shall be sealed by the police prefecture.
(10) The standard format for collection permits shall be established by a regulation of the Minister of Internal Affairs.