Apply for a licence or permit
You should always ensure you have the relevant licences or permits before beginning your business venture. 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
- timescales involved
- cost of licence application
- standard conditions attached to a licence.
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 submit an application form with the 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 can be renewed on GOV.UK, submit your application and have the payment confirmed before midnight on the day your licence is due to expire.
Submit and pay for your licence application in person at our customer hub at 249 High Street. The customer hub opening hours are
- Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 8.30am to 4.30pm
- Tuesday 9.30am to 4.30pm
- Friday 8.30am to 3.40pm.
Civic and miscellaneous licensing privacy notice
Licensing - general enquiries
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 8.30am to 5pm, Tuesday 10am to 5pm and Friday 8.30am to 3.55pm.