Making an application

Important information

Criminal records check

We are under duty to ensure you are a fit and proper person to hold an operator's licence.  You can do this in a number of ways:

  • If you have DBS Certificate issued in the last 3 months, you can use this as evidence to demonstrate your fitness
  • If you have signed up to the DBS' Update Service, you can supply us with the relevant informaiton to enable us to undertake a check with the DBS
  • You can apply for a DBS certificate through the council. Forms can be collected from the Municipal Offices at any time from the reception desk.

Planning permissision 

You will also need to speak to the planning department to ensure that you can use your address as a place of business.

Demonstrating your right to work in UK

Your right to work in the UK will be checked as part of your licensing application, this could include the licensing authority checking your immigration status with the Home Office. You must therefore provide a suitable document or document combination. The list of accepted documents is set out in the guidance document. You must bring the original document(s), such as a passport or biometric residence permit as indicated in our published guidance, so that the check can take place. The document(s) will be copied and the copy retained by the licensing authority. The original document will be returned to you.

If there are restrictions on the length of time you may work in the UK, your licence will not be issued for any longer than this period. In such circumstances, the check will be repeated each time you apply to renew or extend your licence. If, during this period, you are disqualified from holding a licence because you have not complied with the UK’s immigration laws, your licence will lapse and you must return it to the licensing authority, failure to do so is a criminal offence.

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