Alcohol, entertainment and late night refreshment licensing You need a licence if you are selling alcohol, hosting entertainment or serving hot food after 11pm. Animal licensing You need a licence if you are doing any of these animal-related activities. Pleasure boat licensing Businesses that hire out pleasure craft, such as motor boats, rowing boats and canoes, must be licensed. Caravan and campsite licensing You may require a licence if you want to run a caravan or campsite on your property. Gambling licensing and permits We have a duty to licence premises where gambling is to take place and to licence certain other activities. House to house collections If you want to collect money or property, such as clothes and bric-a-brac, for charity from houses, pubs or shops, you need a licence. Licensing policy The statement sets out the basis on which decisions under the Licensing Act 2003 will be made. Licensing register We keep a public register covering all general licence types. Pavement licence You need a licence to put tables and chairs on the public highway outside your business. Scrap metal licence All businesses that buy and sell scrap metal must have a scrap metal dealer licence issued by us. Sex establishments If you want to run a sex shop or adult cinema, you must get a licence from us. Street collections If you want to stand on the street and collect money or sell items for charity, you need a street collection permit. Street trading Contact us to find out if you need a licence to trade on a street. Small society lotteries Small society lotteries may operate without a Gambling Commission licence but they must register with us. Tattooists, piercing and electrolysis Tattoo studios and businesses offering services such as piercings and acupuncture must be registered with us. Taxi and private hire licensing Taxis and private hire vehicles are licensed to ensure they are suitable and safe for you to travel in. Taxi and private hire comment, compliment or complaint Taxi and private hire comment, compliment or complaint Current licensing consultation We are currently reviewing our statements of licensing policy and gambling policy.