Other licences permits and consents

These are consents, licenses or permits that we do not issue:

If you want to

Transport waste. Buy, sell or dispose of waste. Arrange for someone else to buy, sell or dispose of waste.

You will need to

Register as a waste carrier

From

The Environment Agency

If you want to

Fish for salmon, trout, freshwater fish, smelt and eel with a rod.

You will need

Rod fishing licence

From

The Post Office or Environment Agency

If you want to

Sell items/articles on foot, on the move.

You will need

Pedlar certificate

From

Your local Police station. For details of where there are stations in Avon and Somerset.

How to apply for a pedlar's certificate

If you want to

Employ someone under the age of 18 years.

You will need

Child work permit.

From

Somerset County Council apply for child work permit .

If you want to

Have someone under the age of 18 years perform at an event or take part in modelling, TV or film work or play a professional sport.

You will need

Child performance licence.

From

Somerset County Council child performance licence.

If you want to

Place a skip, skip bag or ‘hippo bag’ on the road or highway.

You will need

Skip licence.

From

Somerset County Council skip licence.

If you want to

Erect scaffolding on the highway.

You will need

Scaffolding licence.

From

Somerset County Council apply for scaffolding licence.

If you want to

Clamp vehicles.

You will need

Vehicle immobiliser licence.

From

Security Industry Authority (SIA) vehicle immobilisers licence

If you want to

Work/act as a security guard (AKA 'bouncer') at a licensed event or premises eg pub.

You will need

Door supervisor licence.

From

Security Industry Authority (SIA) door supervisor licence.

If you want to

Play recorded music on a premises, as part of a performance or at an event and comply with copyright law.

You will need

A Music Licence.

From

PPL PRS music licence.

If you want to

Store fireworks or explosives.

You will need

Explosives licence.

From

Devon and Somerset Trading Standards for explosives and fireworks.

If you want to

Own and use a gun or other firearm.

You will need

Firearms licence.

From

Avon and Somerset Police, apply or renew a firearm licence.

If you want to

Rent out a house or flat to more than one household.

You will need

Homes in Multiple Occupation (HMO) Licence.

From

Somerset West Private Sector Housing Partnership licensing a house in multiple occupation.

If you want to

Busk.

You will need to

  • be mindful of the volume of any music or singing, particularly if amplified
  • not perform continuously for long periods eg longer than an hour, without breaks
  • not block the highway (road, pavement or open pedestrian area), including any crowd that gathers
  • not use any street furniture, such as public seats, lamp posts, railings etc
  • not busk close to another busker eg within 50 metres
  • ensure that public safety is maintained
  • not act in a way, or say anything, which is likely to cause offence to a member of the public

If you want to

Hand out leaflets.

You will need

You do not need permission to hand out leaflets we would ask that you do not harass members of the public and collect any leaflets that are dropped when you finish.

These are consents, license or permits that we issue or provide information for:

Animal licences 

  • sell animals as pets
  • breed and sell puppies
  • look after or board other peoples cats or dogs during the day or night
  • hire out horses for riding
  • keep and/or train animals for exhibition
  • keep an exotic pet (which is a designated dangerous wild animal)
  • run a zoo

Alcohol licences

  • sell alcohol, provide entertainment and/or late night refreshment at an ad hoc/one off event or activity for up to 499 people 
  • sell alcohol, provide entertainment and/or late night refreshment at an ad hoc/one off event or activity for over 499 people 
  • sell alcohol, provide entertainment and/or late night refreshment from a property/premises on a regular basis 

Gambling licenses

  • use up to two gaming machines in a pub or other licensed premises - notification of two or less gaming machines
  • use more than two gaming machines in a pub or other licensed premises
  • use gaming machines in a members club
  • take bets at an ad hoc/one off racing or sporting event
  • run a raffle for a small society

Sex establishment licences

  • sell sex toys and other sex articles eg pornography, in a shop
  • run a strip club or lap dancing club
  • run a sex cinema

Street licences

  • sell items/articles from a stall (including a trailer)
  • sell, cook, store, prepare or distribute food
  • close a road for an event for up to 24 hours
  • collect money (cash) for charity in the street
  • collect money or goods for charity, door to door

Taxi licences

  • drive a taxi or private hire vehicle
  • use a car as a taxi or private hire vehicle
  • own and operate one or more private hire vehicles

Other licences

  • carry out tattooing, body piercing, electrolysis, semi-permanent skin pigmentation or acupuncture

Environmental protection

  • carry out an industrial process that could emit pollution to the air (such as run a petrol station, dry cleaning business or vehicle respraying)