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Caravan, Mobile Home and Camping Sites

To permanently site residential or holiday caravans on land in Dover District you will need a licence, unless the following circumstances apply:

  • Temporary use on private property (including home building and seasonal workers)
  • Single caravan used by a person for not more than two nights, totalling not more than 28 days in 12 months
  • Use of land of 5 or more acres where 3 or less caravans are stationed for 28 days or less a year
  • Sites occupied or approved and supervised by exempted organisations
  • Sites operated and owned by Dover District Council 


  • Initial Licence fee: £50 per pitch
  • Annual licence fee: £10 per pitch 
  • Transfer of site licence: £200 for each licence
  • Expansion fee: £200 plus £10 for each additional unit
  • Fees for depositing site rules: £30
  • Charge for Notices: £250 plus additional costs for specialist reports

The annual licence fee runs 1st April to 31st March - invoices will be sent out during April for payment within 30 days.


Before you can operate a Caravan or Mobile Home site you must have Planning Permission for development of the site or hold a Certificate of Lawfulness. 

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Further Information 




Telephone: 01304 872397

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