Special treatments licences

Apply for a Special treatments licence

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

We have stopped our proactive licensing visits to make sure we follow social distancing until further notice.

You must not carry out special treatments during the current restrictions:

  • tattooing
  • ear piercing
  • body piercing
  • micro-pigmentation
  • acupuncture
  • electrolysis
  • semi-permanent skin colouring

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

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 £105.00

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 £28 per person.

You can find more information on individual treatments:


Address: Causeway House
Bocking End

Telephone: 01376 552525