Manchester City Council

Licences & permissions When a licence is not required

Legislation for certain activities has not been adopted by us, this means that a licence, notification, permit or registration for the following is not required:

  • Registration of premises for the sale of goods by auction;
  • Licence premises for massage or other special treatments;
  • Massage or other special treatments therapist's licence;
  • Boat hire licence;
  • Busker's licence - although a licence is not required you must follow the code of conduct; or
  • Street or pavement space for display.


Petroleum storage licences are regulated by the Fire Service.

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