Flintshire County Council has responsibility for licensing and monitoring a number of types of business activity conducted within the area. These activities range from placing a builder's skip on the highway to running a zoo.
We carry out checks and inspections on a regular basis, and regularly inspect premises to ensure that all the conditions attached to the license or registration are being met. We will investigate complaints including those concerning premises operating illegally without a license.
Please use the sub topics on the left-hand side of this page to access a range of information about licenses, registrations and permits.
The document can also be viewed at the Main Entrance, County Hall, Mold, Flintshire, CH7 6NR during the hours of 08:30 to 17:00 Monday to Friday.
The Licensing Sections of Flintshire have made available direct online access to applications and licences issued by the council via its Lalpac Enterprise system. View the Licensing register
If you run a boarding kennel or cattery, you need a licence
Businesses involved in the production of animal feedstuffs must be approved or registered with the local authority.
To allow public camping on your land, you require a licence
To run a caravan and camping site you need a licence
Children who take part in performances have to be licensed by the Local Authority (LEA) in whose area they live. The law requires this in order to safeguard children’s health, welfare and education and to ensure they are free from harm and exploitation.
To authorise the supply of alcohol and regulated entertainment in a qualifying club you need a club premises certificate from your local authority.
Under the Consumer Credit Act 1974 most businesses that offer credit or lend
money to consumers, or allow customers time to pay for goods and services, must
You must notify your local authority or district council of a cooling tower or evaporative condenser.
Anyone who keeps a dangerous wild animal must be licensed to ensure that appropriate standards of animal welfare and public safety are maintained.
If you operate a regulated facility you must have an environmental permit.
A licence or registration is required to store explosives including fireworks
kept for the purpose of sale.
If you operate certain food premises you may need to be approved by your local authority
To store, prepare, distribute or sell food you need to be registered
The Gambling Act 2005 received Royal Assent on 7 April 2005 and gives effect to the Government’s proposals for reform of the law on gambling
If you rent out a property for house in multiple occupation (HMO), you may require a licence from your local authority.
To carry out house-to-house collections for charitable purposes in England and Wales you need a licence from the local authority.
If you wish to show, demonstrate or perform a hypnotism act in public, you must have authorisation from the local authority in England and Wales.
The Licensing Sections of Flintshire have made available direct online access to applications and licences issued by the council via its Lalpac Enterprise system.
To operate a market stall, you need to register with the Local Authority
To temporarily deposit items in the street or make an excavation you must have consent
To place tables, chairs or other temporary furniture on the pavement in England and Wales you require a licence from your local authority.
If you exhibit, use or train performing animals, in England, Wales or Scotland, you must be registered with your local authority.
To run a business selling pet animals you need a licence from the local authority. This includes all commercial selling of pet animals, including pet shops and businesses selling animals over the internet.
To store and dispense petrol directly into the fuel tank of an internal combustion engine, you need a licence.
Retailers are required to have their premises listed with the local authority if they intend to sell certain poisons.
To provide late-night refreshments, regulated entertainment, and sell alcohol, you need a licence.
The Licensing Section is responsible for the licensing of all Private Hire and Hackney Carriage vehicles and drivers, and all Private Hire Operators within the County of Flintshire.
To run a riding establishment in England, Scotland or Wales, you need a licence
To run a sex shop - ie any premises selling sex toys, books or videos - you may need a licence from the local authority. To run a venue where explicit films are shown to members of the public, you also need a licence from the local authority.
To put a builder's skip on a public road, you need a permit
To put a builder's skip on a public road, you need a permit.
If you operate a sports ground in England, Scotland or Wales that holds more than 10,000 spectators, you may be required to hold a safety certificate.
If you operate a sports ground in England, Scotland or Wales which is not designated as requiring a safety certificate, you will still require a safety certificate for any covered stand that holds 500 or more spectators.
To collect money or sell articles, you require a licence
Information about Sunday trading for large and small shops.
If you offer tattooing, electrolysis, acupuncture or skin/body piercing you must be registered with your local county council.
Make sure you do not fall in to the trap of getting into an unlicensed taxi by following these simple steps.
If you wish to hold an ad-hoc event in England or Wales, you must give a temporary event notice (TEN) to your local licensing authority no later than ten working days before the event.
To hold a temporary market, occasional sale or car boot sale you need authorisation
To operate a public weighbridge, you require a certificate of competence issued by the Chief Inspector for Weights and Measures for your local authority.
To run a zoo, you need a licence