Welcome to the site for the Central Licensing Administration Unit (CLAU). We work on behalf of the Northants Licensing Partnership to deliver an application processing service for entertainment and alcohol licensing, gambling licensing, animal welfare licensing, houses in multiple occupation and other regulatory licensing managed by Environmental Services. With effect from 1 July 2019, the partner authorities we support are: Corby Borough Council, East Northamptonshire Council, Kettering Borough Council and the Borough Council of Wellingborough.

Applications should be made by post or online via GOV.UK (where made available). Please see the links below for details of the applications we administer and to guide you through our application processes.

Face to face appointments will only be offered in exceptional circumstances. Please do not present in person to our council offices without booking as you will not be seen by a licensing administrator.

Request for further advice should be sent by email to licensingunit@east-northamptonshire.gov.uk

Coronavirus - Government Guidance: 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) : guidance and support - GOV.UK

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Business support grant funding-guidance for businesses-GOV.UK

Keeping workers and customers safe during Covid 19 restaurants, pubs, bars and takeaways

Taxi and Private Hire (PHV) Licensing:

If you have a driver, operator or vehicle licence that is due to renew shortly your licensing team will be in touch with you regarding your renewal.

If you require a new licence please contact your local authority taxi licensing team.