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Licensing & Regulation

Telephone Enquiries  023 8028 5505

Taxi licensing enquiry line is open from 11am to 4pm on weekdays

Due to the increased number of driver and vehicle applications, please avoid calling to enquire about the progress of an application unless you have received contact from us.

Our general enquiry line for all other enquiries is open Monday to Thursday from 8:45am to 5:15pm and on Friday from 8:45am to 4:45pm.


Please note that it is an offence knowingly or recklessly to make a false statement in connection with an application and the maximum fine for which a person is liable on summary conviction for the offence.


New Forest District Council Licensing Services is responsible for the licensing of:

Registers and Pending Applications,
Licensing Fees,
Licensing Act 2003 (Licensing Act 2003),
Temporary Event Notices,
Proprietary and Private Members Clubs,
Late Night Refreshment Premises,
Gaming, Betting, Lotteries, (Gambling Act 2005)
Bingo Halls,
Betting Office,
Gaming Machines,
Lottery Licence,
Sex Establishment Licences,
Hackney Carriage Vehicle,
Private Hire Vehicle,
Private Hire Operator Licence,
Taxi Ranks,
Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles,
Pleasure Boats,
Street Collection,
House to House Collection,
Scrap Metal Dealers 
Animal Premises Licensing
Caravan Site Licence and
Skin Piercing Registration

Licensing Online - EU Services Directive - As part of the EU Services Directive, you can now apply online and pay for many licences we offer.

Licensing Services work closely with New Forest District Council Environmental Health and Environmental Protection.

The links to this page will give you information you need on the above Licensing issues.  Should you require any further information then please contact:

Licensing Services
New Forest District Council
Appletree Court
SO43 7PA

Tel: 023 8028 5505

Updated: 4 Sep 2017
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