Licenses & permits


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.

Changes to Licensing Act 2003 effective 6 April 2017

Changes to the Licensing Act 2003 brought about by the Immigration Act 2016 are now in force requiring all applicants for premises and personal licences to prove their eligibility to work in the UK and provide proof of immigration work status.

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.




Taxi and private hire news

Catch up with the latest news about what is happening in the Taxi and Private Hire Trades in Trafford - from Council decisions and new initiatives to enforcement operations and prosecutions.

Gambling policy review

Trafford Council is currently reviewing its gambling policy, with the intention that any amended policy will become effective in January 2019. 

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