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Make an appointment to see a Licensing Officer

The Council Offices remain closed for general enquiries, but where licence applicants need to attend the Council Offices for assistance with or submission of applications or to sit a knowledge test for example, then an appointment can be made to attend the Offices in person.

The Offices that are available for appointments are:

  • Buxton Town Hall, Market Place Buxton SK17 6EL and
  • Moorlands House, Stockwell Street, Leek ST13 6HQ

Appointments only need to be made for the following types of licensing enquiries:

  • New Taxi Driver Licence Applications
  • New Private Hire Operator Licence Applications
  • Knowledge Tests
  • Assistance with Submission of Alcohol/Premises/Personal Licence application forms, documents and supporting paperwork
  • Assistance with Applications for street trading or street collection licences
  • Assistance with submission of Scrap Metal licences

Please make sure you have all the relevant application forms and documentation in place before you request an appointment. Guidance on what is required can be found on the Licences page of our website.

All other licensing applications can be submitted by email to or by using the portal in the case of alcohol licence submissions. Please see the relevant web page for the type of application you are making in order to access the on-line application portal. Further information on the types of licence and the application processes can be found on the licensing pages of our website.

Email submission also includes Taxi Driver Licence renewal applications, Operator Licence Renewal applications, and all applications for new vehicles or vehicle licence renewals.

To make an appointment to see a Licensing Officer, or for any general enquiries including progress on an existing application, complaints about licensed premises, drivers or vehicles, or any other licensing enquiry contact our licensing team using the button below.