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Licensing Applications

The current COVID-19 situation is making access to normal services including the postal service challenging. Therefore, until further notice, ALL applications must now be completed electronically, or scanned on and emailed to  If you have problems doing this and need further advice, please contact the Licensing Team on 01304 872295 and we will endeavour to help as best we can.

Business and Planning Act 2020
Pavement Licences click here for further information
Licensing Act 2003 Temporary Off Sales click here for further information


Licensing Act 2003

View current Applications ».

Dover District Council is the licensing authority under the Licensing Act 2003 and Gambling Act 2005. We also administer a number of other different licences and permits.

View our Licence Register »




Licensing Act 2003 »

Alcohol, Entertainment and Late Night Food licensing.  

Gambling »

Information and application forms for premises and personal licences.

Taxis »

Apply to licence drivers, vehicles and operators.

Animal Welfare Regulations 2018 »

New laws relating to Animal Activity Licensing are now in force. Visit our dedicated home page for more information.

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