Your business may need a licence or permissions to operate. These may be administered locally by us, on a county-wide basis by Hampshire County Council, or nationally by Government agencies.
You can use the GOV.UK Licence Finder to identify the licences you will need to operate your type of business.
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Public registers of licences
View public registers of all awarded licences and permits in the New Forest.
Personal and premises licences
Apply for licences for personal and premises.
Licensing for hackney carriage and private hire vehicles, drivers and operators.
Gambling licences and permits
Apply for a premises licence or permit for betting, gaming and other gambling.
Caravan site licensing
Apply for a licence to site a caravan on land in the New Forest.
Charity collection permits
Apply for permits to collect for charity in public places and from private properties.
Temporary road closures for larger public events
Request a road closure for public events and street parties.
Licensing Act 2003
If you wish to supply alcohol, regulated entertainment, or late night refreshment, you will need a licence. These are known as licensable activities.