LicensingLast updated: 25 October 2013 17:02 UK
The licensing service is responsible for the majority of statutory licences, permits and registrations prescribed by law although colleagues in other departments also deal with some licensing functions - the licence types we are responsible for are listed ower down the page..
We are located in the Civic Offices - licensing matters can be dealt with at the ground floor reception.
- To contact us, please visit our contacts page and scroll to 'licensing'
The licensing team is part of a Europe-wide scheme aiming to break down barriers to cross border trade in services between EU countries.
The EU services directive has been brought in to make it easier for service providers, particularly small and medium sized enterprises, to offer their services to customers in all EU countries, whether establishing elsewhere in the EU or providing services remotely from the UK - many of the licences we are responsible for fall under the directive, but not all.
Policy matters, important public issues, contested applications and disciplinary cases against licence holders are put before the licensing committee or one of the established sub-committees for determination.
Generally speaking (and where the law permits) we have delegated authority to deal with licensing matters ourselves but usually we consult with the public, councillors and other professional council officers who offer technical advice to us.
Licensing Public RegisterLicensing public register - view & apply online
Policy Statement & PledgesLicensing policy statement
Hackney Carriage and Private Hire LicensingTaxi licensing - general information and fees
Hackney carriage driver's licence
Hackney carriage vehicle licence
Private hire driver's licence
Private hire vehicle licence
Private hire operator's licence
Licensing Act 2003Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011
Rebalancing the Licensing Act - Government Response to Consultation
Licensing Act 2003 - Draft Statement of Licensing Policy
Licensing Act 2003 - Statement of Licensing Policy
Club premises certificates
Review of premises licences/club premises certificates
Temporary Event Notices
Advice to Residents
Summary of Recent Licence Applications
Applications for review of premises licence
Scale of fees
Guidance Notes for Submitting Applications on-line
The Gambling Act 2005Gambling Act 2005
Fees and Charges under the Gambling Act 2005
Charitable CollectionsHouse to House Charitable Collections
Street Collection Permits
Street Collection Regulations
EntertainmentStreet Entertainment Authorisations
Other LicencesLicensing a sex establishment
Scrap Metal Dealers
Motor salvage operators
Street trading consent
Amenities on the highway - permits