Trading Standards licences and registration
Our Trading Standards Service is responsible for issuing a selection of licences to businesses based in the county.
Please contact your local district council if you require information about 'premises' licensing.
Apply for a licence or register.
New food business registration
When you start a new food business or take over an existing business, you must register it.
- Apply for the Food business registration licence via GOV.UK
Register an animal feed business
Complete the form below which will be sent directly to Trading Standards. You may need to refer to:
You can find further information about the activities requiring registration on the GOV.UK website.
Petroleum storage licence
You must have a licence to store and dispense petrol to vehicles, or if you want to store more than 275 litres domestically.
A licence to store mixed explosives is valid for 12 months starting 1 October every year.
Please complete the application form and return to Trading StandardsOpens new window
Performing animal registration
You must be registered to train or exhibit a performing animal.
From 1 October 2018, you'll need to contact you local district council to apply for an animal activity licence.
Public weighbridge operator's certificate
More information about this licence can be found on our Weights and measures page.