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.

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

We do not offer a walk in service for licensing. Please do not present in person to our council offices unless we have sent you an appointment as you will not be seen by a licensing administrator.

Coronavirus - Government Guidance: 

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

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

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