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Licences and street trading

Craven District Council is responsible for the control and licensing of an extensive range of activities and businesses in the borough.

  • Alcohol and Entertainment Licence

    Premise Licences, Personal Licences and Temporary Events

  • Cinema Licence

    Any public performance of a film exhibition is controlled under the Licensing Act 2003

  • Licences for late night catering

    To operate licensable activities, such as alcohol and entertainment, the application form needed depends on the activity and premises.

  • Credit Licence

    Where needed a credit licence must be obtained from the Consumer Credit Licensing Bureau of the Office of Fair Trading under the Consumer Credit Act 1974.

  • Gambling Licenses

    Gambling is controlled by the Gambling Act 2005.

  • House to House Collections Licence

    To carry out house-to-house collections for charitable purposes in the Craven District, you must make an application to the Council.

  • Registration - motor salvage operator

    To carry out a Motor Vehicle Salvage operation, you must hold a Motor Vehicle Salvage Licence.

  • Second Hand Goods Licence

    A registration certificate, issued by North Yorkshire County Council, is required if a person sells second-hand goods.

  • Sex Establishments

    Sex establishments must be licensed under the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982, as amended by the Policing and Crime Act 2009.

  • Street Collections Licence

    To collect money or sell articles for the benefit of charitable or other purposes in England or Wales, you require a street collection licence from your local council.

  • Street Works Licence

    Street Works - Management, Co-ordination and Monitoring

  • Street trading - illegal

    Monitoring and regulation of street traders to ensure that trading is only taking place under licence from North Yorkshire County Council.

  • Sunday Trading Notifications Licence

    The Sunday Trading Act permits all retail shops to open on a Sunday, however large shops do have their opening hours restricted.

  • Taxi and Hackney Carriages

    Information on Private Hire or Hackney Carriage Drivers licences and taxi ranks

  • Theatre Licence

    The licensing of theatres is now part of the Licensing Act 2003 and as such any premises wishing to show the performance of a play must be licensed

  • Venue for Civil Marriage and Civil Partnerships Licence

    Under the The Marriages (Approved Premises) Regulations 1995 the owner or manager of any venue planning to host civil marriages or other celebratory ceremonies must have a valid licence.

  • Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Checks

    Information on how to apply for a DBS check if you wish to apply for a license with Craven District Council which requires a check.

  • EU Services Directive

    The EU Services Directive aims to break down barriers to cross border trade in services between countries in the EU. It will make it easier for service providers, particularly small and medium sized enterprises, to offer their services to customers in other EU countries, whether establishing elsewhere in the EU or providing services remotely from the UK.