The Council is responsible for granting and enforcing a wide variety of licences, certificates, permits and notices across the borough of Colchester.
Licensing Register & Current Applications View existing premises and club premises licences and find out about new applications. Alcohol and Entertainment Find out more about the licensing of alcohol and entertainment activities under the Licensing Act 2003. Gambling and Betting Find out more about the regulation of betting and gaming under the Gambling Act 2005. Taxis and Private Hire Find out more about the licensing of taxis including the forms, fares and reporting a problem. Permits for Charities How to apply for street collections, house to house collections and lotteries. Licensing Policies View the Council's Policies on Licensing, Gambling, Sex Establishments and Taxis. Animal Licensing Information on the licences required in relation to keeping, breeding and selling animals. Acupuncture, Ear Piercing, Electrolysis and Tattooing Registration Find out about acupuncture, ear piercing, electrolysis and tattooing registration. Scrap Metal Licences Find out if you need a licence and how to apply.