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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.

It's National Licensing Week! Learn more about what we do as a licensing team by watching the video below.




Taxi Licences

Alcohol Licences


Private Hire And Hackney Carriages Drivers Licences

Licensing Act 2003 - Club Premises Certificates  

Licensing Act Current Consultations

Private Hire And Hackney Carriages Vehicles Licences Licensing Act 2003 - Personal Licences Representations on Current Consultations
Private Hire Operators Licences Licensing Act 2003 - Premises Licences Make a Representation
    Licensing Act 2003 - Temporary Events Notices    Guidance On Making a Representation
Other Licensing Consultations


Other Licences

Gaming Licences

Licensing Committee

Explosives and Fireworks Licences

Gambling Act Licenses Council meetings and papers pages      

Hypnotism Authorisations

Gambling Statement of Principles Draft Consultation     

Pleasure Boat And Boatmen Licences


Premise Approval For Marriage Or Civil Ceremonies


Scrap Metal Dealer Licences

Sex Establishments Licences
Street Trading Consents


Tattoo and Beauty Licences

Animal Licences

Charity Licences

Acupuncture, Tattooing, Ear Piercing And Electrolysis Registrations

Breeding Dogs  Street Collection Permits
Hairdressing Registrations        


Dangerous Wild Animals

Approved Street Collections
Hiring out Horses Approved House to House Collections
Keeping or Training Animals for Exhibition House To House Collection Permits     


Providing Boarding for Cats
Providing Boarding for Dogs

Providing Home Boarding for Dogs

Providing Day Care for Dogs
Selling Animals as Pets
Zoo Licences


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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