You need a licence to hire out water-bound pleasure crafts including sailboards, rowing boats, canoes, motor boats, pedalos and larger boats for personal use or carrying passengers.
You must not carry more passengers than you are licensed to carry.
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You may be subject to a licensing fee.
Conditions may be attached to your licence.
Tacit consent does not apply. It is in the public interest that we process your application before it can be granted. If you have not heard from us within a reasonable period, please contact us. You can do this online if you applied through the UK Welcomes service.
You can also view a copy of the register at the council's offices during normal office hours. Please contact the Licensing Team to make an appointment.