You don't need a licence if
- the caravan is within the yard or garden of a home and is used occasionally, not lived in (for example, storing your own caravan which you use to go on holiday)
- the caravan is in the same location for less than two consecutive nights (up to a maximum of 28 days in any 12 months)
- up to three caravans are on a site of no more than five acres (up to a maximum of 28 days in any 12 months)
- the site is occupied by an exempted organisations such as the Caravan Club
- it is a site of up to five caravans certified by an exempt organisation and which is for members only
- it is a local authority site for travellers
- it is a temporary site for a caravan rally, for agricultural and forestry workers, building and engineering sites or for travelling salesmen
A site for tents only can be used for a maximum of 28 days in any 12 months.
Licences conditions include:
- the type of caravan (residential, static, holiday or touring)
- how many caravans you can have per acre or hectare and the spacing between caravans
- details of the water supply and drainage, toilet and washing facilities
- fire precautions and electrical installations
Licences are transferable to a new occupier but we have to give consent for the transfer. Send us the licence with a request for transfer.
You must have planning permission before a licence can be issued.