Licensing

Taxi licences

HM Revenue and Customs - Tax Requirements Commencing April 2022

From 4 April 2022, the rules are changing if you're applying for a licence for a:

  • hackney carriage / private hire driver
  • private hire vehicle operator

If you're an individual, company or any type of partnership you must complete a tax check if you're:

  • renewing a licence
  • applying for the same type of licence you previously held,that ceased to be valid less than a year ago
  • applying for the same type of licence you already hold with another licensing authority

For further guidance visit tax check.

You will not need to complete a tax check and you should follow the confirm your tax responsibilities guidance if you have:

  • never held a licence of the same type before
  • had a licence of the same type that ceased to be valid a year or more before making this application

For further guidance visit tax responsibilities.

Driver licences

Vehicle licences

Vehicle operators

Complaints

Entertainment and alcohol licences

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

If you wish to submit any correspondence or make an application, we strongly encourage that these are made electronically and emailed to licensing@kirklees.gov.uk as the postal services are currently disrupted. You will receive confirmation that your application/email has been received and if applicable, we will call you back to arrange for payment to be taken over the phone as we cannot accept cheques as present.

Temporary Off Sales Permission

The Business and Planning Act 2020 has temporarily modified the Licensing Act 2003 to provide an automatic extension to the terms of most premises licences which currently only permit the sale of alcohol for consumption on the premises to allow the sale of alcohol for consumption off the premises. The provisions are temporary until 30 September 2021.

Alcohol licensing: guidance on new temporary off-sales permissions

Premises and club premises

Personal licences

Temporary Events Notices (TENs)

Gambling licences

Consultation of Revised Statement of Gambling Policy

View the Draft - Gambling Act 2005 Statement of Principles 2022-2025.

The amendments and additions can be seen in red and purple in the document.

Please submit any comments regarding the revised policy:

Visit Changes to the Guidance for Licensing Authorities for further information.

Statement of principles

Small lotteries

Temporary use

Community and street licences

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

If you wish to submit any correspondence or make an application, we strongly encourage that these are made electronically and emailed to licensing@kirklees.gov.uk as the postal services are currently disrupted. You will receive confirmation that your application/email has been received and if applicable, we will call you back to arrange for payment to be taken over the phone as we cannot accept cheques as present.

A-boards and display of goods

Car boot

House to house and street collections

Cafes on the highway

Town centre activities and street traders