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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.

Taxi and private hire licensing

Applications and renewals, DBS checks and information for passengers.

Alcohol and entertainment

Premises licenses and certificates, personal licenses and temporary event notices.

Gambling licensing

Club and gaming machine permits, gambling premises licenses and other information.

Animal licences

Includes pet shop, zoo and animal boarding establishment licensing information.

Food business registration

Before you start a new food business, or take over an existing business, you must register with your local authority. You should do this at least 28 days before you start trading. If you are already trading and have not registered yet, you need to register as soon as possible as this is a legal requirement.

Public notices

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