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.

 

Animal Welfare

Licences for pet shops, zoos, animal boarding establishments, performing animals, dog breeding establishment, dangerous wild animals and riding establishments.

Animal welfare licences

Fireworks and explosives

Licences and Registrations for premises selling fireworks and car dealers/garages who deal with air bags.

Explosives licences

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.

Food safety registration and approval

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.

Gambling, gaming and lotteries licenses

Hairdressers and barbers

Registrations for premises trading as hairdressers and barbers.

Hairdressers registration

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.

Special treatment licence (premises)

Scrap metal dealers

Licenses for dealers who operate from a fixed site and licenses for mobile collectors.

Scrap metal dealer licences

Sex establishments

Licences for sex shops, sex cinemas, and other premises offering sexual entertainment.

Sex shop and sex cinema licences

Skips

A permit to put a builder's skip/materials on a public road.

Skip permit

Street trading: Advertising and shop goods

Licences to use the street or pavement for advertising or for displaying shop goods.

Advertising and shop displays on pavement

Street trading: Market stalls

Licences to trade from a market stall.

Street trading licences

Trading standards licences

Weighbridge operator's licence, and licences to lend money.

Trading standards licences

Tables and chairs on pavement

Licences to place tables and chairs on the pavement.

Tables and chairs on pavement licences

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.