Applying for a licence

Find out what licences your business needs and apply for them online.

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Apply for an animal feed licence

Businesses that make, use, or supply animal feed must register to control potential food hazards at every stage of production.

Apply for a petroleum licence

Businesses need a licence to store petroleum so that we can make sure it is kept and dispensed safely.

Apply for a poisons licence

You must be registered to sell poisons in Suffolk if you are not a pharmacist.

Apply for an annual fireworks licence

An annual fireworks licence lets your business sell fireworks all year round.

Fireworks and Explosives Licences

Businesses that store fireworks and other explosives need to be licensed or registered with Trading Standards, Suffolk Police or the Health & Safety Executive.

Apply for a scaffold licence

You need a licence for any scaffold or hoarding that affects a public road, pavement, cycleway or verge.

Apply for a weighbridge operator certificate

Operators of public weighing equipment must have a certificate to show they are capable of using the equipment correctly.

Apply for a performing animal licence

To exhibit, use or train animals for a performance (such as a circus, television, theatre or film production) you must be registered with us.

Apply for a skip licence

You must have a licence to put a skip on a public road, pavement or verge.

Apply for a sports ground safety certificate

Any covered stand that holds over 500 people requires a safety certificate from us.

Licence for festive decorations on the highway

You need a licence to put festive decorations on or over a public road, pavement, verge or path.

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