Business and street trading

Who To Contact

Environmental Health and Consumer Protection Service
Yorkon Building
Archway Road
Huyton
L36 9FB

Telephone: 0151 443 4712

Fax Number: 0151 443 5438

Email:environmentalhealth@knowsley.gov.uk

You must obtain a licence from the council if you wish to operate certain business within the borough. These include the following:

Taxi driver licences and private hire licences

To drive or operate a taxi in Knowsley - whether it be a Hackney vehicle or a private hire vehicle - you must make an application to the Licensing Section of Knowsley Council.

There are two separate sections on this website to help you with these applications, please visit:

Street trader licences

Anyone who wishes to sell items from a street stall, vehicle or trailer in Knowsley must obtain a Street Trading Consent from Knowsley Council.

Civil wedding premise licences

If you want your premises licensed to hold civil weddings in Knowsley, you must make an application to the Licensing Section of Knowsley Council.

Charitable collections permits

If you wish to carry out charitable collections within the borough of Knowsley, either house-to-house or in the street, you will need to apply for a permit from Knowsley Council.

Please take a look at these two documents for more information:

Fireworks

There is a full list of premises registered with Merseyside Fire and Rescue, who are permitted to sell fireworks as of 2 November 2018 - you can view the full list.

Food business establishments

Premises used for a food business must register with the Environmental Health and Consumer Protection Service of Knowsley Council.

Registration allows the council to keep an updated list of all premises within Knowsley so that we can visit them when we need to carry out regular checks.