Licensing

Taxi licences

Fitness and Suitability Policy consultation

This consultation ends on 15th February 2023.


All new and existing licensed drivers within Kirklees must meet the standards set out in the Fitness and Suitability Policy.

The council is reviewing the policy, as people travelling in hackney carriage and private hire vehicles should be confident that the drivers of those vehicles meet standards to ensure they are safe and suitable for their role as a licensed driver. The proposed changes have been considered prior to the consultation.

Read the Draft Fitness and Suitability Policy.


Fill in the Fitness and Suitability Policy survey .

Or send your response to:

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

Cafés on the highway

Town centre activities and street traders