For a caravan site, first contact our planning department at email@example.com, 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.
Relevant protected caravan sites
New application - application fee £916.00 / ongoing administration and enforcement £0.00
Amendments to licence including transfers - application fee £740.00 / ongoing administration and enforcement £0.00
Minor amendments to licence - application fee £56.00 / ongoing administration and enforcement £0.00
- 4 to 20 homes - application fee £388.00
- 21 to 50 homes - application fee £540.00
- 51 to 100 homes - application fee £755.00
- 100+ homes - application fee £1,078.00
- hourly rate for enforcement - application fee £46.00
- depositing site rules - application fee £46.00
Touring caravan exemption
Exemptions from the need for a touring caravan site licence can be obtained from Natural England.
Park home sites
The Mobile Homes (Requirement for Manager of Site to be Fit and Proper Person) (England) Regulations 2020 ("the Regulations") introduces a fit and proper person test for mobile home site owners or the person appointed to manage the site.
For more information, please contact us.
Visits to the licensing service are by appointment only. Please call us on 01423 500600 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org