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Other Licences

Licences are also required for a range of activities which are not the responsibility of Torridge District Council. The most common licences are listed here.

Fireworks

Fireworks are classes as explosives and are a hazardous product.  If you wish to sell fireworks, you must apply for registration with Devon County Council (tel. 0845 155 1015).  You can access more information about the registration process by clicking on the off site link on this page.

For general information about fire safety, you should contact Devon & Somerset Fire and Rescue Service (tel. 01392-872228).  You can access the Fire Service's website by clicking on the off site link on this page.

Pavement Licences

Businesses such as pubs, restaurants, cafes who wish to place tables and chairs on the pavement outside their premises require a licence.  These licences are issued by Devon County Council (tel. 0845 155 1015).  You can access more information about pavement licences by clicking on the off site link on this page.

Petroleum and Petrol Products

Petroleum is a hazardous substance and its usage needs to be carefully controlled and regulated.  Licences for storage and sale of petrol are issued by Devon County Council (tel. 0845 155 1015).  You can access more information on petroleum licences by clicking on the off site link on this page.

Scaffolding Licences

If you are intending to carry out any building or maintenance work which involves the use of scaffolding on or adjacent to the public highway (e.g. a public road, street, thoroughfare), you will need to apply for a licence.  The use of scaffolding is regulated to ensure public safety.  These licences are issued by Devon County Council (tel. 0845 155 1015).  You can access more information about scaffolding licences by clicking on the off site link on this page.

Erection of scaffolding on private land does not require a licence from the County Council.  However, it is essential that you have regard to Health and Safety requirements to ensure that the public are not put at risk.  Further advice is available from the Health and  Safety Executive (see off site link).

Skips

If you are carrying out building, maintenance or renovation work and want to dispose of waste material in a skip, you may need a licence.  If you have sufficient space, you must install the skip on your property.  If you want to put the skip on the highway, you will need a licence under the Highways Act 1980.  Skip licences are issued by Devon County Council (tel. 0845 155 1015).  You can access more information on skip licences by clicking on the off site link on this page.

Weddings

Premises used for civil ceremonies must be approved under the Marriages Act 1994 and the Civil Partnership Act 2004.  If you require advice about registering a premises for civil ceremonies, you should contact Devon County Council (tel. 0845 155 1015) or click on the off site link on this page for further information.