Licensing

The council has responsibility for licences, permits and registrations for a wide variety of activities in Doncaster.

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Public register of licences and registrations:

The licensing service deals with: 

  • applications for hackney carriage and private hire vehicles and drivers
  • the licensing of premises for alcohol, entertainment, late night refreshment and gambling facilities
  • ensuring high standards are maintained with the assistance of specialist licensing enforcement officers 
  • a wide variety of licences and registrations, from Acupuncture to Zoos

For more information, please view the Licensing A to Z page

Opening Hours

Please Note that the Licensing office will be closed for 2 half days each month to allow time for staff training and service improvements.

On the first and third Thursday of each month the opening hours for the Licensing office will be 12.00 noon – 5.00 pm.

The following dates will be affected:

May 2019 - 16th

June 2019 – 6th & 20th

July 2019 – 4th & 18th

August 2019 – 1st & 15th

September 2019 – 5th & 19th

October 2019 – 3rd & 17th

November 2019 – 7th & 21st

December 2019 - 5th & 19th

January 2020 – 2nd & 16th

February 2020 – 6th & 20th

March 2020 – 5th & 19th

The Licensing office is open from 8.30 am – 5.00 pm on all other working days.

Licences and registrations

Below is a table of all licences and registrations which are relevant to each heading and issued by the licensing service. Click on the links to find out more.

Alcohol and Entertainment Taxis Gambling Miscellaneous
Club Premises Certificate Care About Being Safe (C.A.B.S.) Club Gaming Permit Acupuncture, Tattooing, Cosmetic Piercing, Semi-permanent Skin Colouring, Electrolysis.
Cumulative Impact Policy Enforcement Club Machine Permit Animal Licensing
Enforcement Hackney Carriage & Private Hire (Joint/Dual) Drivers Licence Enforcement Caravan Site
Licensed Premises Gaming Machine Permit & Notification Hackney Carriage (Taxi) Vehicle Gambling Act 2005 Civil Marriage Licence
Licensing Act 2003 Hackney Carriage Drivers Licence Statement of Licensing Policy - Gambling Act 2005 Exotic, Dangerous & Wild Animals
Personal Licence Private Hire Drivers Licence Gambling Premises Hairdresser Registration
Premises Licence Private Hire Operator Gambling Premises Transfer HMO (Houses in Multiple Occupation) Mandatory Licence
Public Notices Private Hire (Minicab) Vehicle Gaming Machine Permit & Notification House to House Collection Permit
Review of Premises Licence Taxi Licensing Lottery Registration Non-medicinal Poisons
Statement of Licensing Policy - Licensing Act 2003 Taxi Ranks Occasional Use Notice Scrap Metal Dealer
Temporary Event Notice (TEN) Taxi Policy Prize Gaming Permits Second Hand Goods Dealer / Auction Premises
    Temporary Use Notice (TUN) Selective Licensing
    Un-licensed Family Entertainment Centre Sex Establishment / Sexual Entertainment Venue 
      Section 19 Permit 
      Street Collection Permit 
      Street Trading 
      Zoo

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Last updated: 08 May 2019 16:46:33