Licences and permits applications

Application timescales

It can take up to a year to process a licence application. Normally your application will be processed quicker than that. 

When applying check whether your business may need planning permission.

Apply for a licence or permit

Current average timescales

  • taxi driver - 9 months
  • street trader - 9 months
  • market operator - 9 months
  • late hours catering - 9 months
  • second hand dealer - 9 months
  • public entertainment - 9 months
  • private hire car driver - 9 months
  • House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) - 10 months

Getting updates

If we've taken longer than our average timescales to get back to you please contact us.

Download policy on late applications (PDF, 120KB)