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District Councils have responsibilities for the licencing and registration of certain activities which take place within their areas.

A wide range of activities require licencing or registration. Listed below are examples of establishments, activities or events which may be controlled in this way.

  • Acupuncture
  • Amusement Arcades
  • Betting, Gaming and Lotteries
  • Caravan Sites
  • Cinemas
  • Dog Licencing and associated activities
  • Ear Piercing and Electroylsis
  • Entertainment Premises
  • Petroleum Storage
  • Street Trading
  • Tatooing
  • Approval for a place of marriage

The Councils involvement requires the inspection of the premises or activity, followed by a report and recommendation to the Strategic policy and Resources Committee of the Council.

For further details, please contact Administration.