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Your Borough Of Poole

Business Related Local Authority Services

Borough of Poole can help your business grow by making business regulations easier to access and understand.

Initial advice is always free of charge and could save you money in the long run. Detailed advice, visits or consultancy may incur a charge but we can advise you on how this would apply. If for any reason we are unable to provide you with the advice you require we can point you in the direction of others who will assist you.

Our Environmental Health, Trading Standards and Licensing Officers will always aim to provide impartial and confidential advice. We may nevertheless be under a duty to investigate any potential breaches of relevant legislation that may become apparent.

Regulations that we can help you to understand:

Looking after your business

Taking care of your customers

  • Weights & Measures

  • Trade Descriptions & Labelling

  • Age-restricted Sales

  • Doorstep Selling

  • Product Safety

  • Health & Safety of Customers

  • Safe Food Preparation & Processing

  • Shellfish Harvesting & Processing

  • Animal Boarding & Sale of Pets

Protecting your environment

  • Smokefree

  • Petroleum Storage

  • Disposal of Hazardous Waste

  • Environmental Permits

  • Noise Nuisance

  • Air Quality

  • Scrap Metal Dealing

Licenses and Permits you can obtain from Borough of Poole:

  • Acupuncture Licenses

  • Boatman Licenses

  • Charity Collection Permits

  • Explosives Licenses

  • Food Registration

  • Gambling Premises Licenses

  • Gambling Permits

  • Lottery Licenses

  • Performing Animal Licenses

  • Personal Licenses

  • Pet Animals Act Licenses

  • Petroleum Licenses

  • Poison Licenses

  • Premises Licenses

  • Salvage Operators Licenses

  • Sex Establishments Licenses

  • Street Trading Licenses 

  • Tables & Chairs Permits

  • Temporary Events Notices

  • Waterman Licenses

Other Considerations:

Planning & Building Control 01202 633321 01202 633250

Tax & National Insurance 0845 300 0627

Employment 8457 474747

Fire Safety 01305 252600

Your Local Authority delivers a number of statutory services that are important when running a businesses day to day. We pride ourselves on delivering a customer focussed service and maintaining a high standard in all our Business Related services.

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Contact us


01202 633015

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Planning & Regeneration inc. Building Consultancy
Civic Centre Poole
BH15 2RU