Easing of National Lockdown restrictions | Visit our Coronavirus (COVID-19) section for information and support for residents and businesses. View Dover Districts latest Covid figures here.

Dover District’s latest COVID-19 figures

Number of cases for the seven days to

Rolling rate for the seven days to . England average is

Total cases (up to )

Total deaths within 28 days of a positive test (up to )

7-day rolling case rate compared to England average

Status: Below average (OR Above average if to the right of the dividing line)

Graphic results

All data sourced from coronavirus.data.gov.uk. Please see website for more information about the data and how it is calculated.

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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 licensing@dover.gov.uk.  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


The Licensing Register is currently undergoing maintenance. The Maintenance should be completed on Wednesday, 9th. If you have any queries please call us on 01304 872295


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.