Guidance for Existing Civic Government licence holders - Coronavirus

This guidance is for Existing Civic Government licence holders. It explains the changes we are making to our licenses during the COVID-19 outbreak:

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License due to expire

We appreciate that this is a time where some may be anxious or worried. We are aiming to maintain a “business as usual” operation of our services as much as is possible in these difficult times.

Please ensure that your renewal application is submitted to us before your current licence expires. Please use one of these options to renew your license

However, the Council as licensing authority, on good cause shown, can allow an application for renewal of a licence to be made up to 3 months after the date of the expiry of the licence on good cause shown. If you are in this situation, please contact the licensing team to discuss prior to submitting an application.

Street Traders

Before submitting any new application for a street trader’s licence please get in touch with environmental health. No inspections for Food Safety Certificate which is a requirement before a grant of a Street Trader’s licence is permitted legally will occur in the foreseeable future. This should not impact on those renewing their licences as they may still be able to trade however it will impact on new applicants.

Press Advertising

For those civic government licences which require an advert to go in the press, for example, static street traders and knife dealers, any advert that would otherwise have gone in the press, can go onto the council website. This will be facilitated through the public access register.