When do you need one?

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic we are requesting that all licensing business is dealt with electronically for the foreseeable future. This is via the website where possible, or via email at licensing.unit@bolton.gov.uk.

Applications forms for all areas of licensing are available on our website. To avoid delay please do not post any applications as we cannot guarantee they will be received in a timely manner.

Where the usual requirement is for an original document to be submitted, we will accept scanned copies during this time.

If you want to collect money or sell articles in any street or public place for charitable purposes you’ll need a street collection permit.

You’ll first need to contact us to check if the area is available on your required date.

Applications should be made at least one month before the proposed date of the collection and not more than one year in advance.