Apply for a licence or permit
You must have the relevant licences or permits before starting your business venture.
- Apart from alcohol licences, we do not send out reminder letters for licences due to be renewed.
- You must submit a renewal application eight weeks beforehand along with all the required documents.
- If your licence has expired, it cannot be renewed and you need to apply for a new one.
Apply or renew
To apply for, or to renew a licence, refer to our list and return the completed application form.
- Alcohol licences. Alcohol licensing fees
- Taxi and Private Hire Car licences
- Shop and trader licences
- Leisure and entertainment licences
- House of Multiple Occupation licences
- Animal licences
- Short-term let licence
Email us if you cannot find a licence.
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- Animal licences
- Alcohol licences
- House of multiple occupation
- Cinema licences
- Hypnotism licences
- Employing a schoolchild
- Child performance licence
- Knives and swords
- Late hours catering licences
- Market operators licences
- Metal dealers licences
- Public charitable collections licences
- Sex shop licences
- Ear piercing licences
- Street trader licences
- Hire car licences
- Midlothian Licensing Forum papers
- Midlothian Licensing Forum
- Road occupation permit application forms
- Road excavation application forms and specifications
- Tables and chairs application form
- Application forms to construct a new road
- Tattooing and skin piercing licences
- Midlothian Licensing Board
- Wheeled Bin Cleaner Licence
- 2018 Midlothian Profile of alcohol related harm
- Application for Window Cleaner's Licence
- Temporary public entertainment licence application
- Application for Occasional Licence
- Air weapons licence
- Application for Grant or Renewal of Private Hire Car Driver's Licence, October 2023
- Application - Taxi Drivers Licence - Grant or Renewal, October 2023
- Hire Car Booking Office Licence, October 2023
- Metal Dealer Application, October 2023
- Metal Dealer (Itinerant) Application, October 2023