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Caravan site licences

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.