Licensing and licence fees in Havering
We are responsible for issuing a wide range of licences, permits and registrations related to premises, various occupations and activities such as street trading.
The majority of these are administered and enforced by the Licensing Team.
Licences are issued for many reasons but usually they are intended to protect the public and to maintain appropriate standards of public safety, animal welfare and to prevent nuisance.
We follow strict guidelines before issuing licences, permits or registrations and can impose a range of conditions. The teams regularly inspect premises to ensure that all the conditions attached to the licence or registration are being met and complaints, including those concerning premises operating illegally without a licence, are investigated.
This authority/organisation is under a duty to protect the public funds it administers, and to this end may use the information you have provided on application forms for the prevention and detection of fraud. It may also share this information with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds for these purposes.
If you need advice, our officers are happy to give this on the full range of licences issued by the council but please be sure to contact the correct service.
The list below shows the licences each team are responsible for. Their contact details can be found on the individual licence pages.
- Alcohol and entertainment (Personal)
- Alcohol and entertainment (Premises)
- Animal boarding (kennels and catteries)
- Civil marriage and civil partnership premises registration
- Dangerous animals
- Dog breeding
- Fireworks sales and storage
- Gaming machines
- Late night refreshment
- Massage and special treatment
- Pet shops
- Premises licences under the Gambling Act
- Scrap Metal Dealers Act
- Sex establishments
- Stage hypnotism
- Street trading
- Track betting