Skin Piercing Registration
The Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 Part VIII requires the following types of skin piercing need be registered by the Local Authority.
The current one-off fee (2012/13) £250.
An officer will undertake an inspection of the premises. If the officer considers the applicant's procedures and the premises to be suitable, registration will be approved.
Copies of the bylaws can be viewed at the Council Offices where you can also obtain an application form and further help or advice.
To apply for a licence online, please follow this link:
Download a registration form and byelaws here:
For 'overriding reasons relating to the public interest' (ORRPI), tacit approval does not apply to this type of licence.
ORRPI "overriding reasons relating to the public interest" – as defined by Article 4(8), this means reasons recognised as such in the case law of the Court of Justice, including the following grounds: public policy; public security; public safety; public health; preserving the financial equilibrium of the social security system; the protection of consumers, recipients of services and workers; fairness of trade transactions; combating fraud; the protection of the environment and urban environment; the health of animals; intellectual property; the conservation of the national historic and artistic heritage; social policy objectives and cultural policy objectives.