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Licences, Registrations and Permits

Licensing - Committee Room

Licensing Committee

The Licensing Committee exercises the Council’s functions under the Licensing Act 2003, making appropriate recommendations to Council.
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Public Registers

The Council holds a number of Public Registers in association with its licences and registrations, which are open to members of the public to view.
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DMBC Licences

The council issues a wide range of licences.

Use the A-Z listing of all Licences to check whether you need a licence or form of consent from the Council.

Licensing - Appeals


If you have been served with an Improvement Notice, you have a right of appeal against the Notice. For further information, please see our Appeals against Improvement and Prohibition Notices 

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None DMBC Licences

There are a number of licences that are not issued by the council. Business Link provide a Licence and Permit Checklist to help you find out which licences, permits and registrations your business may need.

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For further information please refer to the Enforcement Policy and Charter.

A public register of prosecutions is maintained detailing details of prosecutions and formal cautions issued.


If you wish to make a comment or complaint regarding a licence holder our contact details can be found on the specific licensing pages that relate to the nature of your complaint.

If you feel we have failed to provide you with good service or are concerned about the progress of your application, please contact us and we will endeavour to resolve any concerns you may have. If you remain unsatisfied then we have a formal complaints procedure.

What do we do with your Personal Data

The information you provide to the Council is processed in accordance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998.

Further information on how we use your data can be found on the Privacy & Disclaimer Statement.