Licensing - Pleasure boat licence

Licence summary

To hire out water-bound pleasure craft (including sailboards, rowing boats, canoes, motor boats, pedalos and larger boats) that are for personal use or carrying passengers, you need a licence and you must not carry more passengers than you are licensed to carry.

Licences may be subject to a fee. Conditions may be attached to a licence.

Eligibility Criteria

No provision in legislation

Regulation Summary

A summary of the regulation relating to this licence www.legislation.gov.uk

Application Evaluation Process

No provision in legislation

Will Tacit Consent Apply?

No. It is in the public interest that the authority must process your application before it can be granted. If you have not heard from the local authority within a reasonable period, please contact us using the contact details below.

How to Apply

Please contact the licensing team for application forms and current fees

Failed Application Redress

Please contact your Local Authority in the first instance. If you wish to appeal against a decision you may do so two days after the decision to your local Magistrates' Court.

Licence Holder Redress

Please contact Harlow Council in the first instance. If you wish to appeal against a decision you may do so from two days after the decision to your local Magistrates' Court. You must give 24 hours notice of your intention to appeal.

Other Redress

Please contact Harlow Council in the first instance e.g. about noise, pollution, etc. Also should one licence holder complain about another.

Consumer Complaint

We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with the trader by you - preferably in the form a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked, please contact the Citizens Advice Bureau for advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.

Trade Associations websites

Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA)