Please contact Licensing on 01446
709105 for the most current fees for 2013/2014.
Licensing Team - What We Do
The Licensing Section is responsible for the licensing of a
wide variety of activities, most of which we encounter during our
The full list of licences issued by the section is as
Committee and Consultation
The Licensing staff deal with a high volume of applications,
some of which need to be determined by the Council's Licensing
Many of the application forms received by the section require
consultation that is undertaken by both internal and external
stakeholders e.g. the Planning Department and/or Police and Fire
Consultation is a key factor to many of the licences that
are issued. This includes consultation being undertaken by affected
parties such as Licensees and Taxi Drivers. Consultation with the
trade is regarded as an important part of delivering a quality
service. Therefore, officers of the section regularly meet with
representatives from the Taxi Trade and Licensees through forums
such as the Taxi Association and Pubwatch.
Enforcement and Investigation
Our aim is to achieve a high standard of public safety, animal
welfare and to prevent nuisance. To ensure that this happens, we
impose conditions/restrictions on licence holders, which we enforce
by inspection and investigation of complaints.
Regular visits and inspections are carried out of all licensed
premises, including premises licensed for animal welfare
purposes. These are often carried out with other stakeholders
such as Environmental Health Officers and an authorised veterinary
Enforcement is considered a valuable tool to officers to ensure
compliance with the relevant legislation. It is however, used as a
last resort. Licensing Officers ensure adequate information is
available to all licence holders to ensure compliance can be
Officers in the Licensing Section have many roles; one important
role is that of investigating customer complaints. Complaints
received are wide ranging due to the number of different types of
licences dealt with by the section. Staff aim to issue advice and
take any necessary appropriate action.
Free impartial advice is available regarding any of the licences
dealt with by the Licensing Section.
Our Service Aim is to enhance and protect the health, safety,
economic welfare and environment of residents, businesses and other
stakeholders in the Vale of Glamorgan.
If you have any comments, complaints or suggestions about the
quality of the service we provide please contact the Principal
Tel: 01446 709105
Fax: 01446 709808
Monday to Thursday: 8:45am - 4:30pm
Friday: 8:45am - 4:00pm