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Due to essential maintenance, the following systems will be unavailable from 6.00pm on Monday 2 October until 8.00am on Tuesday 3 October: our online council tax, business rates and housing benefit services, and our welfare assistance form. You will also not be able to register to pay council tax online, make a change of address for council tax or cancel single person discount. You are still able to make a payment during this time. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Licensing Act 2003 Policy

The Licensing Act 2003 places a duty on us as a licensing authority to review our licensing policies at least every five years.

Statement of Licensing Policy

Download our current Icon for pdf Statement of Licensing Policy 2019 to 2024 (PDF, 1.0mb) . This applies from 2019 to 2024.

What the Licensing Act 2003 covers

Applicants must take note of the licensing policy when making an application.

Contact us
Our address is:
  • Durham County Council
  • PO Box 617
  • Durham
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH1 9HZ