Do you need a licence? Many business activities are subject to licensing or registration; most of these are administered by district or borough councils.
We are a licensing authority for the following activities:
All movements of cattle, deer, sheep, goats and pigs are controlled by a general licence.
More details about animal movement licenses.
If you show or train animals for public performance you will need to register with us.
More details about performing animals registration.
Storing fireworks (and certain other explosives)
Most premises use for the storage of fireworks require an explosives licence. Premises at which certain other explosives are kept may also be subject to explosives licensing.
For more details about storing fireworks and other explosives and to download an explosives licence application form, see our explosives licence page.
Selling fireworks throughout the year
Fireworks may only be supplied during permitted periods of the year, unless the supplier holds an annual licence permitting the sale of fireworks at other times. This is a separate and additional requirement to holding an explosives storage licence.
More details about applying for an annual fireworks sales licence can be found on the explosives licence page.
We are the petroleum enforcement authority for the county and we're responsible for issuing petroleum storage certificates to petrol filling stations and private sites where petroleum is kept for dispensing into vehicles.
A person keeping petrol under certain other storage arrangements may need to hold a licence for that purpose.
More details about storing petrol and to download an application form for petrol storage
Visit our fees page for a full list of our fees for the current year.
Public highway licenses
We issue licenses for skips, scaffolds, hoardings and building materials on the public highway. We also issue licenses for road closures, temporary traffic lights and street cafés.
More details about public highway licenses.
Information on other websites