Please note the Licensing Department will be closed between Christmas and New Year, from 4pm on Tuesday 24 December 2019 until 9am on Thursday 2 January 2020.

The council is responsible for the licensing of a wide range of activities and premises. The Licensing Team grant licences to ensure public confidence and safety and to minimise crime and disorder, nuisance and other disturbance to residents, visitors and businesses from licensable activities.

The Licensing Team is available at following times throughout the week:

  • Monday 9am–5pm
  • Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 2–5pm
  • Friday 9am–4.30pm

Online applications

Many of our licences are available through the EU Services Directive. This has been brought in to make it easier for service providers to offer their services to customers in all EU countries. 

However some licences, including taxi and gambling licences, are not covered by this initiative. Please follow the links to the relevant licensing information.

Tacit consent

Tacit consent is the consent by silence. 

If tacit consent applies, this means you will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from the Local Authority by the end of the target completion period or have not been advised of any extension period. However, if you have not heard from us within a reasonable period, please contact the Licensing Department for clarification.