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.

- After careful consideration of the governments latest advice on social distancing, the licensing unit has suspended ‘face to face’ service until further notice.  Please do not present in person to our council offices as you will not be seen by a licensing administrator.  If you require any guidance with regard to an application process please email licensingunit@east-northamptonshire.gov.uk .

- Applications should continue to be made by post or online via GOV.UK (where made available).

- Coronavirus (COVID-19) latest business advice: 

Full guidance on staying at home and away from others - GOV.UK

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

- Due to the face to face nature of new applications for private hire and hackney carriage driver licences, as well as pressure on medical services that these applications present, the following councils have currently suspended any processing of these new applications:
East Northamptonshire Council  - email environment@east-northamptonshire.gov.uk
Kettering Borough Council 
This decision remains under review and any update will be advised as soon as any new decision is made. 

- If you have a driver, operator or vehicle licence that is due to renew shortly please contact your local authority taxi licensing team.