Food Premises Registration Licences

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Please note: The information that you submit on these forms will be made public on the food register (unless the business is exempt or excluded from the public register, child-minders for example).

Licence summary

If you run a food business, it is a legal requirement to register with the Council any premises you use for storing, selling, distributing or preparing food. Premises include restaurants, cafes, hotels, shops, canteens, market stalls, mobile catering vans and food delivery vans, etc.

Some manufacturers handling products of animal origin may need to be approved by the local authority or the Meat Hygiene Service, rather than registered. If you are uncertain whether your business needs to be approved or registered, contact your local authority.

Eligibility Criteria No provision in legislation
Regulation Summary
Application Evaluation Process No provision in legislation
Will Tacit Consent Apply?

Yes. If you have not heard from us by the end of the target completion period we specify for dealing with your application, you have the legal right to act as though your food premises have been registered. This is known as 'tacit consent'. Our target completion period for adding your food business to our register is 28 days. We aim to acknowledge your application within five working days of receipt. Please contact us using our details above (on the right) if you have not received acknowledgement within 10 working days.

Failed Application Redress Please contact your Local Authority in the first instance
Licence Holder Redress Please contact your Local Authority in the first instance
Other Redress For example, about noise or pollution, or if one licence holder complains about another, etc
Trade Associations

Contact details

Licensing Team
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01327 322278

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