Business related local authority services

We 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

  • street trading
  • consumer credit
  • Buy With Confidence Scheme
  • intellectual property rights
  • business contracts
  • customer contacts
  • trade marks
  • safety of employees
  • pest control 

Taking care of your customers

  • weights and measures
  • trade descriptions and labelling
  • age-restricted sales
  • doorstep selling
  • product safety
  • health and safety of customers
  • safe food preparation and processing
  • shellfish harvesting and processing
  • animal boarding and 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 us

  • 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 and chairs permits
  • temporary events notices
  • waterman licenses 

Other considerations

Planning and Building Control: 01202 633321 or 01202 633250
Tax and National Insurance: 0845 300 0627
Fire Safety: 01305 252600

We deliver a number of statutory services that are important when running a businesses day to day. We pride ourselves on delivering a customer focused service and maintaining a high standard in all our business related services.

Contact us

Email 
economicdevelopment@poole.gov.uk

Telephone 
01202 633015

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

Page last updated: 05 June 2019
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