Trade and industry licences

Certain business require a licence to operate in Leicester. Find out what you need and how to apply.

Further information

Distribution of free printed material

You need consent to distribute free printed matter in certain parts of Leicester. Anyone who distributes free printed matter in a controlled area without consent, or causes another person to do so, will be guilty of an offence. More information is available using the quick links above.

Skips, scaffolding and hoardings

All skips, scaffolding and hoardings on the highway, and certain deposits on the highway, must be licensed.

More information is available using the quick links above - you can read the guidance notes and apply online. If you require further information please contact us.

Petrol stations

We are responsible for licensing petrol filling stations and other premises selling and storing petroleum spirit. We inspect these premises to make sure health and safety requirements are being met.

If you require further information please contact us.

Fire safety licensing/fire certificates

For fire certificates for factories, hotels/boarding houses, offices and shops please contact Leicester Fire and Rescue Service.