How to register a food premises

Fees and how to apply


There is no fee to register the business.

How to register

You must apply online for a food business registration:

Time period for council to normally approve the application

Once the registration is received, the business is registered, and you have complied with the legal requirements.

What happens if your application is not processed by this council within the normal approved time period (Tacit consent)?

Tacit consent does not apply to food registration as it is a statutory requirement that food business operators register their establishments under Regulation (EC) No 852/2004 on the hygiene of foodstuff, Article 6(2). There is a penalty fine of up to £5000 for not registering your food business.

If you have not heard from us in that time period

No time periods apply to process a registration application. However, if you have any enquiries please contact the commercial team by using the contact form

Complaints concerning the process

In the first instance, please contact us outlining your concerns.

Any change in circumstances

A change in circumstances will require a new registration.

Last updated: 27/07/2023 13:36