Business & Trading Licences

Animal licence trading information is available from the Animal Licence Section

Markets

Widnes Market has its own website and facebook page.  For further information about Widnes Markets or to request an application form to trade, please telephone : 0151 511 8880

Street trading

Hawking

Before applying please read our guidance notes,standard conditions and streets where the act applies.

Acupuncturist, tattooists, skin piercing and electrolysis

Any person and all premises engaged in the business of acupuncture, tattooing, skin piercing and electrolysis must be registered with the authority and must comply with the bye laws relating to cleanliness and hygiene of premises. This requirement also covers the practice of semi-permanent make up.

The law requires that each premises and each person engaged in acupuncture, skin piercing, tattooing and electrolysis must be registered separately with the authority.

A premises registration costs a one-off fee of £115.46. Each individual operator registration costs £36.52​.

You can apply and pay your fee online or make any amendments.  Their is also a register of approved premises

House to house collections

Please read our guidance notes and regulations before applying.

A House to House Collection Permit  is not subject to tacit authorisation however applications are normally processed within 14 working days of receipt of a fully completed application. There is no public register of House to House Permits however if you require any further information please contact legalservices@halton.gov.uk

Street collections

Please read our regulations before applying.

A Street Collection Permit application is not subject to tacit authorisation however applications are normally processed within 14 working days of receipt of a fully completed application. There is no public register of Street Collection Permits however if you require any further information please contact legalservices@halton.gov.uk

No Required Licences

Currently licences are not required for the following:

  • Auction premises
  • Second hand dealers
  • Therapists, massage and special treatment premises licensing
  • Hairdressers
  • Pleasure Boats