Apply for a licence. Includes fees and an application form.

If you perform:

  • Acupuncture
  • Tattooing
  • Electrolysis
  • Ear piercing
  • Cosmetic piercing
  • Semi-permanent skin colouring,

you must be registered to carry out these activities.

Administrative changes would be any changes to an existing registration such as applicant change of name, address or personal information.

Licensing Services must be notified of any administrative changes within 14 days.

If you wish to add further treatments after registration this would require a new application along with the appropriate fee.

How to apply


The following fees are payable:

  • Premises registration: £201
  • Practioner registration: £271
  • Administrative change of existing registration: £10.50

Application form

The application form can be found in the downloads section

Returning your application

Complete and return the form with the correct fee to the address below.

Contact us

You can enquire at the Civic Centre from Monday to Thursday, 8.30am to 5pm and Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm.

Please complete our contact our Licensing Team providing as much information as you can to enable us to respond as quickly as possible.


Regeneration and Environment
City of Wolverhampton Council
Civic Centre, St. Peter's Square