Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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The Licensing Service aims to provide support to businesses and individuals with regards to obtaining the appropriate licences or permits necessary to carry out a legitimate business. It also provides an important regulatory function, carrying out a range of duties aimed at protecting the public.




Alcohol Licences and Consultations

Licensing Act 2003 - Club Premises Certificates
Licensing Act 2003 - Personal Licences
Licensing Act 2003 - Premises Licences
Licensing Act 2003 - Temporary Events Notices
Licensing Act Current Consultations
Representations on Current Consultations
Make a Representation
Guidance On Making a Representation
Other Licensing Consultations   


Taxi Licences

Private Hire And Hackney Carriages Drivers Licences

Private Hire And Hackney Carriages Vehicles Licences
Private Hire Operators Licences   


Animal Licences

Breeding Dogs

Dangerous Wild Animals

Hiring out Horses
Keeping or Training Animals for Exhibition
Providing Boarding for Cats
Providing Boarding for Dogs

Providing Home Boarding for Dogs

Providing Day Care for Dogs
Selling Animals as Pets
Zoo Licences


Charity Licences
Street Collection Permits
Approved Street Collections
Approved House to House Collections
House To House Collection Permits


Tattoo and Beauty Licences
Acupuncture, Tattooing, Ear Piercing And Electrolysis Registrations
Hairdressing Registrations


Other Licences

Explosives and Fireworks Licences


Hypnotism Authorisations


Pleasure Boat And Boatmen Licences


Premise Approval For Marriage Or Civil Ceremonies


Scrap Metal Dealer Licences

Sex Establishments Licences
Street Trading Consents


Gaming Licences
Gambling Act Licenses


Licensing Committee
Council meetings and papers pages


Further Information 


Public Registers

Legislation requires us to maintain Public Registers for certain types of licences, for example Licensing Act 2003 Premises, Private Hire Drivers, Hackney Carriage Vehicles and Motor Salvage Operators. You can view these at our offices at Municipal Buildings, Church Road, Stockton on Tees, TS18 ITX. For further information please contact us.


Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles

We maintain a designated list of wheelchair accessible taxis and private hire vehicles that we licence. The list contains details of the vehicle and contact numbers, where available, and is provided for the purposes of Section 165 of the Equality Act 2010.

Whilst we cannot guarantee the availability of the listed vehicles at any given time, we hope that providing this list will help those in need of such a vehicle to book one more easily.


Are You Organising An Event?

Stockton Borough Council has established an Independent Safety Advisory Group (ISAG) to provide guidance and specialist advice to Event Planners and Event Organisers in staging their events and helping them understand their individual responsibilities and those of other agencies e.g. Police, Local Authority, Fire and Rescue Service, Ambulance Service etc.

For more information on the work of the ISAG and how to inform them of your event.

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