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Licences and street trading

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We issue licences and permits for a wide variety of activities across South Gloucestershire including club premises, cinemas, taxis, street collections, pet shops and street trading.

Some licenses can be applied for online using our electronic forms, printable application forms are also available from the relevant pages.

The Gambling Statement of Principles has been published and comes into effect on 31 January 2013.


Licensing - alcohol and entertainment

Under the Licensing Act of 2003 South Gloucestershire Council became the authority for both alcohol ...

Licensing - animals

Information licensing for animal welfare pets shops and zoo premises.

Licensing - caravan and camping site

To run a caravan and camping site you need a licence from the local authority.

Licensing - club premises certificates

Clubs defined in the Licensing Act of 2003 as qualifying clubs require a club premises certificate.

Licensing - fireworks

Shops retail and wholesale outlets storing fireworks need to be registered or licensed to store expl ...

Licensing - fireworks, explosives and petroleum

Shops retail and wholesale outlets storing fireworks need to be registered or licensed to store expl ...

Licensing - game dealing

If you buy and sell game you must have a game dealers licence and an excise licence.

Licensing - highway projection

If you wish to erect any apparatus canopies cranes or banners/signs over the public highway you will ...

Licensing - house to house collections

If you wish to carry out a door-to-door pub-to-pub or house-to-house collection you will need a lice ...

Licensing - late night catering

Premises selling hot food and hot drinks between the hours of 11.00 pm and 5.00 am the next day need ...

Licensing - lotteries and gambling

Information on licensing for lotteries raffles amusements and gambling.

Licensing - poison

You need to be registered to sell poisons.

Licensing - scaffolding and hoarding

If you propose to occupy or open part of a road i.e.. carriageway footway footpath or cycle path etc ...

Licensing - scrap metal dealer

To be a scrap metal dealer you need to register with your local authority.

Licensing - sex shops

If you intend to run a sex establishment either a sex shop or sex cinema you will need a licence.

Licensing - storage of fireworks

Shops retail and wholesale outlets storing fireworks need to be registered or licensed to store expl ...

Licensing - storage of petroleum

To run a business where petrol is stored for dispensing directly into the fuel tank of an internal c ...

Licensing - street collections

If you want to collect money or sell things in a public place for the benefit of charity then you mu ...

Licensing - street trading

You must get consent to trade in areas that are open to the general public like car parks parks and ...

Licensing - weighbridge operator

To operate a public weighbridge you require a certificate of competence issued by the Chief Inspecto ...

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