Welcome to the Licensing section. There are a number of activities which are regulated to ensure the safety of the public and the prevention of nuisance. On this page you will find below a list of quick links to the popular searched pages. Alternatively, use the menu on the left to find the information you require.
Find out how to apply for a premises or personal licence, view the premises register or make an objection. Apply for a temporary event notice.
Apply for a licence in respect of betting shops, race tracks, casinos, adult gaming centres, family entertainment centres and bingo halls, or register your society lottery.
Apply for a Driver or Vehicle Licence, check taxi fares or find a wheelchair accessible taxi.
Report an incident of an underage sale or unlicensed activity, such as selling alcohol, putting on music or selling hot food late at night without permission to do so.
Apply to carry out street or house-to-house collections, face-to-face fundraising or apply for a Pavement Permit. Confirm if a charity collection is genuine or check the street collection diary.
Apply for an animal boarding establishment licence or check the list of licensees.
Find out how to obtain a property licence if you are a landlord of a house in multiple occupation.
Register to carry out acupuncture, tattooing, ear-piercing or electrolysis or read our bye-law.
Read our policy on the licensing of sexual entertainment venues, including lap dancing and pole dancing, sex shops and sex cinemas.
Apply to Essex County Council for permissions required in respect of highway locations, including skips, banners, temporary signs, scaffolding, hoardings and pavement cafes.