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Licences, Registrations and Permits

Whether you own a pub or food outlet, are a street trader, own an exotic animal or drive a private hire vehicle, you may need a licence or form of consent from the Council.

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.

Non-DMBC Licences

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

Licensing Committee

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

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.


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

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