Licences and permits applications

Apply for a licence or permit

You should always ensure you have the relevant licences or permits before beginning your business venture. Also remember that licence applications can take some time - up to a year in some cases.

To apply, find the correct licence from our list and return the completed application pack.

Each type of licence provides information on

  • who should apply
  • cost of licence application
  • timescales involved
  • standard conditions attached to a licence. 

Apply for a licence or permit

Renewing a licence

You cannot apply to renew a licence after it has expired.

If your licence is due for renewal over a weekend or a public holiday, you must ensure that you submit a fully completed application form together with the correct application fee by the close of business on the Friday before the weekend or the last business day before the public holiday. This also applies if you send a renewal application by post.

If your category of licence is capable of being renewed online on GOV.UK site, please ensure that your application is submitted with the correct payment confirmed before midnight on the day your licence is due to expire.

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