A-Z: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Licences and permits

Dog licensing

Apply for a single or block dog licence.

Street trading

Apply for a street trading licence.

Entertainment licence

Apply for an entertainment licence.

Petroleum licence

Apply, renew or transfer a petroleum licence.

Register a food business

Register your food business. 

Approval of a food business

Apply for approval of a food business.

Certificate of fitness

If you're a landlord who owns a property built before 1945, and you have started or changed a tenancy since April 2007, you may need to apply for a certificate of fitness.

Energy performance certificate

Anyone selling, renting out or constructing a building needs an energy performance certificate for that property.

Free printed material permit

Apply for a permit to distribute printed material in certain areas of Belfast.

Amusement permits

Apply for an amusement permit to operate an amusement arcade.

Cosmetic business permit

Register a cosmetic business.


Register a hairdressing or barber business. 


Apply for a caravan or camping site licence to operate a caravan or camping site in Belfast.

Poisonous substances

If you sell certain poisons, you must register with us.

Cooling towers

If you own a cooling tower or evaporative condenser, you must register with us.

Safety at sports grounds

Sports grounds in Belfast with a capacity of 5,000 people or more must have a valid safety certificate.

Marriage and civil partnership licence

We can grant certain venues a three-year licence to hold civil marriage and partnership ceremonies.

Pollution prevention and control

Apply for a pollution prevention and control permit.

Guard dog kennels

Register guard dog kennels.

Market licence

Apply for a licence to set up a market or car boot sale.

Sunday trading

The rules around Sunday trading.

Pavement cafés

Pavement cafés in Belfast need to have a licence from us.

Contact us
Building control
028 9027 0650
Building Control
Ground Floor
Cecil Ward Building
4-10 Linenhall Street