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Coronavirus update

Our offices at Cecil Ward Building are closed. We are working remotely with a limited service. Please continue to contact us as outlined and we will resolve any issues as quickly as possible.

We can:

  • answer your queries, but our processing of all application types is limited
  • receive applications by email and online work with applicants to try and resolve any difficulties that may arise. But we may not be able to issue all licences, permits or certificates
  • accept online payments

We're unable to collect all our post, postal applications or postal payments.

You can also contact us about:

  • food safety
  • health and safety
  • environmental protection
  • public health
  • housing and
  • dog control

by emailing envhealth@belfastcity.gov.uk. You can also email buildingcontrollicensing@belfastcity.gov.uk

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