A-Z of Licences

Alcohol, Entertainment and Late Night Refreshment Licensing
Information about Personal Licence, Premises Licence/Club Premises Certificate, Temporary Event Notice, fees, public licensing register, our licensing policy, applying online, national fraud initiative and contacting our licensing team
Boarding kennels need a licence to operate. These are available from us for a fee and are renewable annually. Find further information on how to apply and the application process.
Animal Breeding Licence
A licence is required for keeping a breeding establishment for dogs. Find further information on how to apply and the application process.
Animals - Dangerous & Wild Licence
Keeping dangerous and wild animals requires a licence issued by us. Find further information on how to apply and the application process.
Boat Licences
Pleasure boats and small vessels used for carrying passengers or hired for leisure need a licence to operate. Find further information on how to apply and the application process.
Camping and Touring Caravan Site Licences
Caravan sites and Mobile Home Parks are licensed to safeguard the health and safety of occupiers and visitors to the site. Find further information on how to apply and the application process.
Charity Collection Licence
A licence is required to make charitable collections within the district. Find further information on how to apply and the application process.
Cooling Tower Licence
Premises where cooling towers and evaporative condensers are situated must register with us. Find further information on how to apply and the application process.
Environmental Permitting Regulations
Information for businesses and operations who require permits under the Environmental Permitting Regulations. Find further information on how to apply and the application process.
Food - Approved Premises manufacturing products of animal origin
Food businesses who are required by law to have ‘Approval’ from the local Food Authority. Find further information on how to apply and the application process.
Food Business Registration and Advice
Food businesses who are trading are required to register with us. Read what information is required and the application process.
Gambling Act 2005
Information about Gambling Licences Application Forms, Fees, Public Licensing Register, Statement of Principles, National Fraud Initiative and contacting the Licensing Team
Highway Projection Licence
A licence is required for any display that may protrude or project over a public highway to ensure it does not interfere with traffic or pedestrians. Find further information on how to apply and the application process.
Homes In Multiple Occupation Licence
Houses in Multiple Occupation are licensed to ensure sufficient facilities are available for the occupants. Find further information on how to apply and the application process.
Pedestrian Precinct Licence
Licences are granted to use pedestrian precincts in the district for temporary events and collections. Find further information on how to apply and the application process.
Personal Treatment Licence
Practitioners in acupuncture, ear piercing, electrolysis, and tattooing and the premises they operate in, must be registered. Find further information on how to apply and the application process.
Pet Shop Licence
Business selling animals require a licence issued by us. A fee is charged with the licence renewable annually. Find further information on how to apply and the application process.
Riding Establishment Licence
If you let out horses or ponies for hire or provide riding school services you will require a licence. Find further information on how to apply and the application process.
Scrap Metal Dealers Licence
The Scrap Dealers Act 2013 requires all dealers to hold either a site licence or a collector’s licence to operate legally. Find further information on how to apply and the application process.
Sex Establishment Licence
Sex Establishments, including sex cinemas and sex shops, need a licence from us in order to operate within the district. Find further information on how to apply and the application process.
Sports Ground Licence & Safety Certificate For Sports Grounds
Certain sports grounds require a licence to host official matches and crowds. See how to apply and the application process.
Stage Hypnotism
You will require a licence if you are performing stage hypnotism. See how to apply and the process it takes once complete.
Street Trading
The Council are about to implement controls with the effect that anyone wanting to trade in any street is likely to need a formal Consent to avoid committing an offence.
Taxi & Minicab Licence
All Hackney Carriage and Private Hire taxis require a licence to operate within the district. Find further information on how to apply and the application process.
Zoo Licence
Keeping wild animals as defined in Section 21 of the Zoo Licensing Act 1981 requires a licence. Find further information on how to apply and the application process.