Licensing

Licences are required for taxis, sale of alcohol, late night refreshment, regulated entertainment and lotteries, and to regulate a range of commercial and non-commercial activities, including pet shops, street trading, charitable collections and much more. If you propose to open a new business or arrange any fund raising event, it is always best to check if any licence or permission is required.

To find out what licence you will need please use the Licence Finder app on www.gov.uk

Licence register and current applications

Licence register and current applications

View a register of licences that have been granted and any applications under review for premise licences or club premises certificates.

Licensing Act 2003

Licensing Act 2003

Information on the sale of alcohol, providing regulated entertainment and the provision of late night refreshments.

Taxi licensing

Taxi licensing

Information on applying for and cost of Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Taxi license

Street collection licence

Street collection licence

To collect money or sell articles for the benefit of charity you require a street collection licence from the council.

Business/licensing contact form

Business & Licensing contact form

Please use this form to make a general enquiry about business, business rates and licensing.

Temporary event notice

Temporary event notice

Authorises the premises user to conduct one or more licensable activities at premises for no more than 96 hours.

Street trading consent

Street trading consent

Street trading means the selling, exposing or offering for sale any article in a street.

Food premises registration

To store, prepare, distribute or sell food on premises you need to be registered with the council if your premises are within the borough.

Gambling Act 2005

Gambling Act 2005

The Gambling Act 2005 contains a new regulatory system to govern the provision of all gambling in Great Britain.

Last updated: 1st June 2016

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