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 28,000 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 for sale.
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).
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.
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'.
Keeping or Training Animals for Exhibition
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 2019.
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.