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Licensing & Regulation

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Telephone Enquiries  023 8028 5505

Our lines are open Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm.

Due to the increased number of driver and vehicle applications, please avoid calling to enquire about the progress of an application unless you have received contact from us.


New Forest District Council Licensing Services is responsible for the licensing of:

Registers and Pending Applications
Animal Welfare Licensing
Betting Office
Bingo Halls
Caravan Site Licence
Gaming, Betting, Lotteries (Gambling Act 2005)
Gaming Machines
Hackney Carriage Vehicle
Private Hire Vehicle
House to House Collection
Late Night Refreshment Premises
Licensing Act 2003 (Licensing Act 2003)
Licensing Act 2003 Premises Licence Annual Fee - MAKE A PAYMENT
Licensing Fees
Lottery Licence
Lottery Licence Annual Fee - MAKE A PAYMENT
Pleasure Boats
Private Hire Operator Licence
Proprietary and Private Members Clubs
Scrap Metal Dealers
Sex Establishment Licences
Skin Piercing Registration
Street Collection
Taxi Ranks
Temporary Event Notices

Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles

Licensing Online - EU Services Directive - As part of the EU Services Directive, you can now apply online and pay for many licences we offer.

Licensing Services work closely with New Forest District Council Food and Safety and Environmental Health.

The links to this page will give you information you need on the above Licensing issues.  Should you require any further information then please contact:

Licensing Services
New Forest District Council
Appletree Court
SO43 7PA

Tel: 023 8028 5505

Updated: 18 Mar 2020
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