The Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 Part VIII requires acupuncture, tattooing, piercing and electrolysis to be registered with the council.
The licensing team are here to provide a regulatory service covering a number of licensable activities and we are available to give advice and guidance on licensing matters either by telephone, email or in person by appointment at the Council Offices.
Council office address for the licensing team and first point of contact for all general enquiries:
Licensing Support Officer
Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council
Welwyn Garden City
Telephone 01707 357925
Fax 01707 357464
Acupuncture, tattooing, piercing and electrolysis
Alcohol and entertainment
The Licensing Act 2003 aims to promote four key objectives to enable more freedom for business operators and customers; while clamping down on crime, disorder and anti-social behaviour.
Sex shops and establishments
Sex Establishments are required to be licensed under the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982.
The Licensing Team carry out regular inspections of premises in the borough that are licensed to keep, breed or sell animals in order to ensure that they comply with the conditions attached to their licence.
- House to house and street collections
Gambling Act 2005
Under the Gambling Act 2005 licensing authorities are responsible for issuing various permissions, permits and notices relating to the use of premises for gambling activities within their local areas.
Licensing of scrap metal dealers from September 2013
- Motor salvage
Any demonstration or performance of hypnotism (as defined in the Hypnotism Act 1952) on any person requires the express written consent of the council as the Licensing Authority and must comply with the adopted conditions.
Street Trading is defined as the selling or offering for sale of any article in the street; this includes food such as burgers, kebabs, doughnuts etc. or other items such as household goods.
This is an index listing all of the Licensing applications made to this Licensing Authority under the Licensing Act 2003.
Pleasure boat licensing
Any person who wishes to be in charge of or navigate a pleasure boat/vessel for the purpose of letting it out for hire to members of the public and carrying passengers for hire must obtain a licence from the Local Authority.
The Caravan and Control of Development Act 1960 prohibits the use of land as a caravan site unless the occupier holds a site licence issued by the local authority.
The council has a duty to license vehicles, drivers and operators who want to work in the Hackney Carriage and Private Hire trade within the borough of Welwyn Hatfield
You will need to apply for a license from Hertfordshire County Council to have a street cafe.
Information about who to contact if you are concerned about the sale or supply of products to underage persons.