Any person or operator wishing to hire out boats or crafts must obtain a Boat Hire licence. There are two types of licence that can be obtained, restricted, which applies only to persons on the shore or pier or a full boatman's licence, which applies to persons who assist in the charge and navigation of pleasure boats, craft or vessels to be let for hire or be used for carrying passengers for hire.
Landowners must not allow their land to be used as a caravan site unless it holds a valid site licence. Exemptions to this rule include:
Planning permission may also be required.
A late hours catering licence is required when premises are open for the sale of food or refreshment between the hours of 11pm and 5am.
Licenses are required for commercial car boot sales, antique and craft fairs, farmers markets, continental markets etc.
A market operator's licence shall not be required for any of the following:-
a) functions held by charitable, religious, youth, recreational, community, political or similar organisations; or
b) markets held only for the sale of livestock, fodder or grain.
Metal dealers are required to hold a licence for any premises which would be used for dealing in or processing metal. Metal dealers who buy and sell on a door-to-door basis must hold an "Itinerant Metal Dealer's Licence" issued by Dumfries and Galloway Council.
It is a criminal offence to operate a business dealing in knives or swords in Scotland without a Knife Dealer's Licence.
A Knife Dealer's Licence is required for anyone carrying on business as a dealer of the following articles:
A second hand motor vehicle dealers licence is required for carrying on the activity of dealing in second hand motor vehicles.
If your business sells sex articles, toys, books or videos you need a sex shop licence.
If you want to carry out tattooing, skin piercing, acupuncture or electrolysis you will require a licence.
A Street Traders licence is required before a person is permitted to clean wheeled bins or sell food for immediate consumption i.e. hot food vehicles and ice cream vans.
Food vans/trailers will be subject to an inspection by Environmental Standards and permission from the landowner/Highways department will be required.
Premises which offer sunbed and/or tanning facilities, whether as a primary or secondary function. Sunbed and tanning facilities are electrical equipment which emit ultra violet rays so that the user may experience the effect of having a sun tan.
If you wish to drive a taxi vehicle, you must hold a taxi drivers licence. Private Hire Car Drivers cannot drive taxi vehicles unless they hold a separate taxi driver's licence. Licences are granted for a period of up to three years and all drivers must carry/display an identification badge whilst driving.
Licences are issued subject to proof of eligibility (age, driving licence, criminal records check, medical assessment etc).
When applying for a taxi or private hire driver's licence, 3 passport sized photographs and your DVLA driving licence must also be submitted.
A licence from the local authority will be required to allow the carrying on of a booking office for taxi and private hire vehicles.
Exemption is given to businesses "where the number of relevant vehicles in respect of which bookings are taken does not at any time exceed 3".
A Window Cleaner's Licence is required for carrying out the trade of, or being employed as, a window cleaner.
The information requested on the application form and the appropriate fee.
Under the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982, applications have a minimum consultation period of 21 days to allow for any objections to be received. Applications can then be considered and processed.
Yes, objections or representations relating to a licence application may be made in writing to the local authority, within 21 days of notice of the licence application being given, stating:
If you have any concerns regarding premises licensed by Environmental Standards or want to discuss those that may be unlicensed, please contact them 030 33 33 3000.