Special treatments licence
Special treatments licence (premises)
Special Treatment Licences include any beauty treatment that involves massage, manicure, acupuncture, tattooing, cosmetic piercing, chiropody, light treatments, electrical treatments and other similar treatments. It also includes saunas, steam rooms and other baths.
|Type of licence/fee||Amount|
|New application (Tattooing / Body Piercing / Laser treatments)||£575
|New application (All other treatments including ear piercing)||£503|
|Annual Renewal (Tattooing / Body Piercing / Laser treatments)||£288|
|Annual Renewal (All other treatments including ear piercing)||£250|
|Variation to treatments / layout||£72|
|Transfer of Licence||£144|
|Temporary Licence (per month)||£72|
Payments made by credit card are subject to a 2.25% charge.
Conditions relating to the licence
Every special treatment licence has standard conditions that must be adhered to. There are a set of standard conditions that apply to all premises and specific conditions relating to each treatment.
Please note: If you currently hold a licence, we will send you the new conditions when your licence is due for renewal.
Individual therapist registration
From September 2010 every therapist that works within the borough will need to be registered with us, this will be phased in over 18 months. By March 2012 you will not be able to work as a therapist in the Borough without a registration. Find out about how to register as an individual therapist.
Please note: if you are mobile beautician and visit clients in their own homes then you do not require a licence.
Through our partnership with EUGO you can make and pay for your application online. When you make your application this way you only have to complete one set of forms and we will pass these on to all other responsible authorities for you.
- you will need to print, complete and return the special treatment application form
- contact us for the forms to be sent to you.