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Updates on our service due to Coronavirus

Temporary Events Notice: Please also submit a COVID Risk assessment with your completed Temporary Events Notice application to the Licensing Team. Event organisers have a legal responsibility to ensure their event is COVID safe.

Tables and chairs on the public highway: The government has issued new Guidance in regard to Tables and Chairs or pavement license on the Highway. As a result of this change Uttlesford will now be charging £100 for any permit. This will be effective immediately for any new or renewal permit. Permits will however last until 30.09.21. Please see Icon for pdf our licence application form [325.63KB]. This should be completed and emailed to

You can see current applications on our Applications made for tables and chairs on the public highway page.

Restaurants, pubs, bars and takeaway services: The government has issued new guidance for people who work in or run restaurants, pubs, bars, cafes or takeaways.

New driver applications: We are now able to accept valid applications (containing all the documents) by email to using the new Icon for pdf Driver Licence application for Hackney Carriage and Private Hire vehicles [302.13KB] forms that are on the private hire or hackney carriage driver licence page. Postal applications will be returned to the sender.

Driver medicals: Those drivers who required a medical from March, but were unable to have one taken at that time should now book an appointment and submit a medical using the Icon for pdf medical form [544.0KB] by Wednesday 30 September to

August renewals - Drivers will need to submit a medical with their renewal to make it valid - reminder emails will be sent out

Video conferencing: We are unable to carry out face to face interviews for drivers. If needed video conferencing software will be used for DBS and Right to Work checks. Please email copies of your specified documentation with your renewal or application.

Collection of Badges and Plates: we will inform operators and drivers of dates and times when they can collect badges and plates. This is down to the availability of staff but it is generally weekly on Wednesdays and Fridays at 1pm.

Safety tips for taxi and private hire vehicle drivers and passengers: The Essex Residence Forum has put together a list of some things you can do to protect yourself and your passengers from coronavirus (COVID-19). And for passengers there are some similar safety tips. These are based on the latest government guidance on working safely in a vehicle.

Travelling and working in vehicles: the government has issued guidance for passengers and for people who work in or from vehicles.  

Continued working of taxis and private hire vehicles: Read the Department for Transport guidance


Find out how to apply for different licences or search for an existing application. 

Applications made under the Licensing Act 2003

► Charity collections licence

► Gambling Act 2005

► Gaming machines

► Hackney carriage (taxi) and private hire licences

► Late night refreshment licence

► Licensing Act 2003 - personal licence

► Licensing Act 2003 - premises licence

► Pay your annual premises licence fee

► Scrap metal dealer licence

► Sex establishment licence

Society Lotteries

► Tables and chairs on the public highway licence

Applications made for tables and chairs on the public highway

► Tattooing and skin piercing licence

► Temporary Events Notice

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Icon for pdf Licensing Act 2003 Policy Statement 2017 - 2022 [482.05KB]

Additional information 

► Event organisation and safety | ► Licences and licence applications - GOV.UK | ► Fees and charges - Licensing | ►