Licences and Permits

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Licences and Permits

Rother District Council deal with applications for many different licences, permits, consents, registrations and requests for assistance from the public and the majority of applications for licences are dealt with under delegated authority.

Information on all of our licences, including our fees and application forms can be found on the pages below.

Door Supervisors are licensed by the Security Industry Authority (SIA).

  • If you would like to complain about a licensing matter please visit the 'How to Complain' page.
  • Licensing Act 2003

    In order to sell or supply Alcohol, or to provide Entertainment, or Late Night Refreshment, you must have a Licence from your Local Authority under the Licensing Act 2003.

  • Taxi Licensing

    The term "taxi" is a generic term applied to both Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Vehicles.

  • Gambling Act 2005

    The Gambling Act 2005 came fully into force on 1st September 2007 and the responsibility for gambling is split between Local Authorities and the Gambling Commission.

  • Animal Welfare

    Certain activities involving animals must be licensed by Rother District Council to protect the safety and welfare of the animals involved.

  • Charity Collections

    If you would like to organise a Charity Collection in the Rother area, either on the street or by going from house to house, you must apply to us for a licence.

  • Caravans and camping

    In this section you will find information on the different types of licence required for the use of caravans or camping in the Rother area.

  • Pleasure Boats

    If you wish to hire out boats to customers or carry customers as passengers then you must apply to the Council for a Pleasure Boat and a Boatmans Licence.

  • Tattooing, electrolysis and skin piercing

    To offer skin piercing treatments in the Rother area you must apply to us for a Licence. Skin piercing includes ear piercing, tattooing, electrolysis and acupuncture and both the person performing the treatment and the premises must be licensed.

  • Environmental Permitting

    You must have an Environmental Permit if you operate a regulated facility in England or Wales.

  • Scrap Metal Dealers Registration

    The Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 ensures that there is more effective regulation of the scrap metal and motor salvage trades.

  • Cooling Tower Notification

    If you control non-domestic premises in the Rother area, you must ensure that you notify us of any Cooling Tower or Evaporative Condenser (notifiable devices) on the premises.

  • Hypnotism authorisation

    If you wish to show, demonstrate or perform a hypnotism act in public, you must have authorisation from the local authority where the act is to take place.

  • Sex Establishments

    To run a sex shop - ie any premises selling sex toys, books or videos - you may need a licence from the Local Authority.

  • Street Trading

    Street Trading is defined as the selling or exposing or offering for sale of any article (including a living thing) in a street.

  • Image of keddle net fishing

    Keddle net fishing at Pett Level

    Keddle net fishing is a shore-line technique that dates back to the Norman conquest.

  • How to complain

    Should you wish to complain about a Food, Safety or Licensing matter, you can do so in writing, by phone or online.

  • Contact Licensing

    Licensing is part of the Environmental Health department which is run as a shared service between Rother and Wealden District Councils.

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