coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

Following the additional government advice regarding social distancing and mass gatherings, we are taking steps to ensure our staff and the public are safe, to delay the spread of Coronavirus and will divert our resources to critical services. 

We are encouraging residents to contact us by calling 01229 876373 or emailing rather than visiting the Town Hall.

Whilst the  pandemic is ongoing, there will be a delay in responding to complaints, enquiries and applications.  Please  ensure you allow additional time when submitting renewal applications, to allow any checks to be carried out, and licences processed.

When submitting licensing applications, please scan or link application forms, and all supporting documents and send to the above email address.

You will then be contacted and advised on making payment.

Statement of Licensing Policy Consultation

The council must review its Statement of Licensing Policy every five years and the new policy will be implemented by January 2021 in order to comply with the legislative timetable. A short consultation exercise involving other authorities such as the Police and existing licence holders has concluded. A copy of Barrow Borough Council’s draft Statement of Licensing Policy is available here

The draft Statement of Licensing Policy 2021 - 2026 will be considered by Council on 16th December 2020.


Barrow Borough Council is responsible for several areas of licensing designed to protect public safety and promote public confidence in activities that may otherwise be open to exploitation.

In order to prevent and detect fraud, we may share information about you with other organisations including the Police, conduct searches about you using publicly available databases, check and/or share your details with fraud prevention and detection agencies.

Public Registers

You can view the Licensing Public Registers held by Barrow Borough Council here.

You can view the Pavement Licence applications submitted to Barrow Borough Council here


Taxi and Private Hire Information and Application Forms
Personal Licences, Premise Licences, Temporary Event Notices and application forms
Lotteries, Gaming Machines information and application forms
St Trading.jpg
Street Trading information and application forms
Licensing Fees and Charges

Licensing Direct Services

other licensing.jpg
Street, Pub and House Collections; Animal Licensing; Tattoo, skin piercing; information and application forms

Pavement Licences

street cafe.jpg

Pavement Licence Information and application form.