Licenses and permits

Granting and enforcement

Trafford Council is responsible for granting and the enforcement of a large range of licenses, permits, notices and permissions within Trafford Borough including: street trading; taxi and private hire vehicles; street cafes; marriage venues; gambling premises and pet shops. A full A-Z listing is available.

A-Z of licences

A-Z list of licences and application forms.

Licensing fees and charges

Licence fees and charges in Trafford.

Licensing Online Register

View permits and licences issued by the Council.

Alcohol and entertainment

You need a licence if you are going to sell or supply alcohol, provide regulated entertainment or supply hot food or drinks between 11pm and 5am.

Private Hire and Hackney Carriage complaints

The Licensing Team can investigate complaints made about Private Hire and Hackney Carriage taxis.

Review of Trafford's licensing policy

Trafford Council is currently reviewing its licensing policy, with the intention that any amended policy will become effective on 7th January 2021. 

The Council is consulting a range of bodies as part of this process including those that represent residents, local businesses, premises licence holders and other interested parties in the Trafford area.