For a caravan site, first contact our planning department at dds-planningenquiries@harrogate.gov.uk, or call 01423 500600, as you may need planning permission.

If you allow your land to be used as a camping site by the public for more than 42 days consecutively, or 60 days in a year, you need a licence from us.

For more guidance on whether or not you need a licence, read the caravan and camping site exemptions and conditions.

Apply for a licence

Fill in the Caravan and Camping Site licence application form and send it to us. There's no fee. You must have planning permission before you apply for the licence. The application should be accompanied by a site plan, showing the layout of roads, caravans and facilities. If successful, you should receive your licence within 60 days.

Application form

Touring caravan exemption

Exemptions from the need for a touring caravan site licence can be obtained from Natural England.

Park home sites

Most residential caravan sites are what is known as relevant protected sites. Here is further information on these sites and their rules.

You can also view the council's park home fees policy.

For more information, please contact us.

Online enquiries form

Page last updated 03/05/2017