Licensing A-Z

The Licensing Service administers and enforces a variety of licences required by national law. This involves around 3,000 applications for licences, permits and registrations each year covering a diverse range of differing types of licence applications ranging from Acupuncture to Zoos.

Many licences have a maximum life of one year.

Some licences will require a fee and/or some accompanying documentation. For a full list of what is required, please see the following document:

Licence Fees

For free business advice and support provided by the UK Government, please visit the UK Welcomeswebsite.

Listed below are the premises or activities for which Licences, Registrations or Permits are needed. These may not be the only licence which you will need, but if you or your business includes any of these activities, you will need to make sure you first have a licence issued by the Council.

Information relating to public registers can be found here