We are responsible for licensing premises and people, who keep, take care of, sell, perform or display animals. To find out more about each of these licences and to apply click on the relevant link below:
we have authorised Animal Welfare Officers and Veterinary Surgeons to carryout animal welfare related inspections on these premises. Our Environmental Health Officers will also inspect the premises to ensure that they are suitable for purpose.
We issue approvals for Civil Marriage and Civil Partnership venues for premises that meet the required standards in safety and that it is fit to hold marriages or partnerships.
All premises that are holding sales by competitive bidding have to be registered, as required by the GLC (General Powers Act) 1984. The registration for an Auction Premises is a one-off application and there is no annual fee payable.
To operate a caravan or camping site you must obtain a licence. This will only be granted once relevant planning permission has been granted.
For further information relating caravan and campsite licences or to apply for a licence please click on the relevant licence type below.
Under the Manufacture and Storage of Explosive Regulations 2005 and the Fireworks Regulations 2004 we are responsible for the registration and licensing of persons who store or sell fireworks or small ammunition at premises within Westminster.
Any persons carrying out a business that is involved in the recovery, purchase, repair or re-sale of written off vehicles or salvageable parts from motor vehicles or a business buying and selling scrap must be registered.
To find out further information relating to these registration schemes or to apply to be registered please click on the relevant regime below.
Any person in charge of or navigating a pleasure boat or vessel for the purposes of letting it out for hire to members of the public or to be used for carrying passengers for hire, must obtain a licence.
The sale of poisons is controlled by the Poisons Act 1972. There are a number of poisons that cannot be sold unless the person is registered to do so by us. .
Sports grounds and regulated stands within them require a safety certificate. To view further information on this regime or to apply for a certificate please click on the relevant certificate below.
Operators of public weighbridges need to hold a certificate of competence issued by the Chief Inspector of Weights and Measures. This ensures that they can perform their duties competently and honestly and can be obtained after performing a basic test. No one can operate public weighing equipment unless he or she holds a certificate.
At present there are no public weighbridges in Westminster. If you wish to find out further information relating to this licensing regime or wish to apply for a licence please click here.
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