Special treatments licences

Apply for a Special treatments licence

Special treatments

Under the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 anyone must licence their busness premises with us if they are providing:

  • acupuncture
  • tattooing
  • cosmetic piercing
  • semi-permanent skin colouring
  • electrolysis

The purpose of the licence is to make sure that you:

You can contact our Health Protection team if you have any questions about special treatments or getting a licence.

Apply for a Special treatments licence

Before you apply for a special treatments licence, talk to us about your proposals to make sure that your premise is likely to be suitable.

You can email our Health Protection team or call 01376 557790.

You can apply for a Special treatments licence online at GOV.UK

Apply for a Special treatments licence

When you make your application you will need to:

  • supply a passport photograph
  • pay a one-off fee of £125.00

The fee covers:

  • our administration costs
  • inspecting the premises on a periodic basis
  • registration of one operator

We carry out inspections to make sure you are maintaining the correct standards.

If you want to register more than one operator there is an additional charge of £40 per person.

You can find more information on individual treatments:


Address: Causeway House
Bocking End

Telephone: 01376 552525