Licensing

We receive, process and issue licences and notices under the Licensing Act 2003. More specifically we can give advise on how to make representation against a licence application and how to request a review of any current licence.
Application for a Premises Licence
An Animal Boarding Establishment is defined as any premises (including a private house) used to carry on a business of providing accommodation for other people's animals (dogs and/or cats) and requires a licence.
Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018
Following a review we are no longer operating a formal licensing process for Car Boot Sales and Table Top Sales.
There are approximately 34,000 caravans in the District, the highest concentration in Europe. A number of sites are exempt from licensing by the Local Authority however approximately 300 sites are licensed by the Enforcement Section.
A Dog Breeding Establishment is defined as any premises (including a private house) used to carry on a business of breeding dogs and selling dogs.
The Gambling Act 2005 applies to casinos, bingo clubs, betting shops, amusement arcades, gaming machines, prize gaming, lotteries and other forms of gambling.
A gaming machine is any machine in which the winning of a prize is dependent on chance - a machine of this type is commonly known as a fruit machine.
Taxis and private hire vehicles play an important part in the country's transport system and they come in two varieties - the traditional hackney carriage (taxi) or a private hire vehicle (sometimes known as a minicab in certain parts of the UK).
How to complain about a taxi (hackney carriage), private hire vehicle or its driver.
You must apply to your Local Council for a licence to drive a taxi (hackney carriage) or private hire vehicle. To apply you must be able to work legally in the UK and hold a full GB or Northern Ireland driving licence (or a full EU driving licence). You must also be a 'fit and proper person' - which means your background and character will be checked.
All persons who keep or train animals for exhibition must hold a licence with their Local Authority.
How to complain about a licence holder.
We carry out the administration and functions for a wide range of licences (in addition to taxi, alcohol, entertainment and gambling licensing), which come under the category of 'Other Licences'.
The Business and Planning Act 2020 has been enacted by the Government in an attempt to restart the British economy due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The Act has introduced a range of new measures to help businesses to quickly adjust and adapt to the 'new normal'. The Act has introduced a new Pavement Cafe Licensing regime.
A personal licence allows an individual to authorise the sale or supply of alcohol in connection with a premises licence or a Temporary Event Notice (TEN).
A Pet Shop is defined as any premises (including a private house) which is used to carry on a business of selling animals as pets.
A list of all premises licence (and club premises certificate) applications received in the East Lindsey District since 1 April 2020.
To run a riding establishment (where horses or ponies are hired out for riding or used for riding instruction), you need a Hiring Out Horses Licence (Animal Activity Licence) from the Local Authority.
Do you buy, sell or collect Scrap Metal, or operate as a Motor Salvage Operator? If so you require a Site or a Collector's licence under the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013.
Sex Establishments require a licence under the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982.
A lottery is a distribution of prizes by lot or chance where there is no degree of skill involved, and the chance of winning is secured by a payment.
If you wish to hold an ad-hoc event in England or Wales, you must give a temporary event notice (TEN) to your local licensing authority no later than ten working days before the event.
If you intend to operate a Zoo you will need a Zoo licence. A Zoo is defined as any establishment where "wild animals" are kept for the exhibition to the public, other than in a Circus or Licensed Pet Shop.