License

 

Special Treatment Licence (Personal)


 If you run an establishment for special treatments you may require a licence.

Special treatments include:

  • acupuncture
  • tattooing
  • cosmetic piercing
  • electric treatments, e.g., electrolysis
  • other special treatments, e.g., semi-permanent skin colouring.

Applications should be made to your Local Authority or County Council and may be subject to a fee.

You must provide any requested information in your application.

Eligibility Criteria

You may be refused a licence if:

  • you are under 21 years of age
  • you have been convicted of an offence under specified acts or you are deemed unsuitable
  • the premises you intend to use are unsuitable
  • you do not have staff with adequate professional or technical experience
  • your establishment is being carried out in contravention of any local act or bylaw.

Application Evaluation Process

The County Council or Local Authority will take into account any representations made by the Chief Constable regarding your application.

You will be given the opportunity to make representations before your application is refused.

Fees

The fee for a personal licence is £87.00.

A fee of 2% is refundable if your application is not successful.

Will Tacit Consent Apply

Yes.  This means that you will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from the Local Authority by the end of the target completion period.

Apply Online

Apply for a Special Treatment Licence.

Failed Application Redress

Please contact your Local Authority in the first instance.

If you wish to appeal against a decision of the County Council or Local Authority you may do so to the local Magistrates' Court.

Licence Holder Redress

Please contact your Local Authority in the first instance.

If you wish to appeal against a decision of the County Council or Local Authority you may do so to the local Magistrates' Court.

Consumer Complaint

We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with the trader by you - preferably in the form of a letter (with proof of delivery).  If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK, Advice Guide will give you advice.  From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre

Any person who wishes to appeal against a decision to close a zoo may apply to the local magistrates' court or, in Scotland, to the Sheriff.  Appeals must be made within 28 days of the notice of the local authority decision.

Public Registers

Public registers are available on request from the licensing authority.

Other Redress 

E.g., about noise, pollution, etc.  Also should one licence holder complain about another.

Trade Associations

British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology (BABTAC)

Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT)

British Association of Skin Camouflage (BASC)

Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists (SCP)

 


Phone Contact us....



Telephone: 01992 564034
Fax: 01992 561016
Email: licensing@eppingforestdc.gov.uk

Or you can write to us at:
Licensing Team, Neighbourhoods Directorate, Epping Forest District Council, Civic Offices, High Street, ,  Epping , Essex CM16 4BZ

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