Licences and street trading
What we licence
Alcohol, entertainment and late night refreshment
Premises Licences, Club Premises Certificates, and Temporary Event Notices for selling alcohol, providing regulated entertainment, or selling late night refreshment (hot food and hot drink after 11pm). Personal Licences for individuals who supply or authorise the sale of alcohol.
Licences for pet shops, zoos, animal boarding establishments, performing animals, dog breeding establishment, dangerous wild animals and riding establishments.
Fireworks and explosives
Licences and Registrations for premises selling fireworks and car dealers/garages who deal with air bags.
Food safety registration and approval
Registration of businesses to store, prepare, distribute or sell food from their premises. Food premises approval for businesses providing products containing foods of animal origin to other businesses.
Gambling, gaming and lotteries
Premises licences for adult gaming centres, betting shops, bingo halls, racetracks and sports grounds. Permits and notifications for gaming machines, and other low stake and prize gaming in members clubs and licensed premises. Registrations for small society lotteries.
Hairdressers and barbers
Registrations for premises trading as hairdressers and barbers.
Massage and special treatments
Licence for premises offering massage, manicure and pedicure, tattooing, cosmetic piercing, UV tanning, sauna and other special treatment of a like kind. Registration for therapists who offer treatments at licensed premises.
Scrap metal dealers
Licenses for dealers who operate from a fixed site and licenses for mobile collectors.
Licences for sex shops, sex cinemas, and other premises offering sexual entertainment.
A permit to put a builder's skip/materials on a public road.
Street trading: Advertising and shop goods
Licences to use the street or pavement for advertising or for displaying shop goods.
Street trading: Market stalls
Licences to trade from a market stall.
Tables and chairs on pavement
Licences to place tables and chairs on the pavement.
What we don't licence
Some licences are administered by other organisations. Find out more about the different types of licenses issued by other bodies.