Licences and permits applications

Pay for your licence or permit

Please note our fees will increase from 1st April 2024. Any applications received on or after this date will be subject to the new fee

Our directory of licences and permits contains the prices of each licence. Download full lists below.

Different fees apply to civic licences for those operating within the city centre. View a map of ward 11 to see the boundary or the city centre. Check for a specific address using our map.

The application fee is not refunded if your application is unsuccessful. 

Apply for a licence or permit

Please note that the customer hub is closed and we are only accepting online or electronic licence applications, we cannot accept paper application forms, postal application forms, cash or cheque payments. 

Pay online

For some licences you can apply online on

Our telephone payment line is now closed however, you can now upload your application form and make a payment using our form below.

Upload a form and make payment 

Please complete our electronic form to submit and pay for your licence application online. This will ensure that your completed application form, miscellaneous request any supporting documents and payment are received at the same time


Licensing - general enquiries

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 8.30am to 5pm, Tuesday 10am to 5pm and Friday 8.30am to 3.55pm.

Telephone: 0131 529 4208

Fax: 0131 529 4207