Licensing enforcement

Wirral Council’s Licensing team enforces a wide range of legislation to promote public safety and ensure a fair trading environment for businesses operating in Wirral.  Areas of work regulated by Licensing include:

  • licensed premises including pubs, clubs, bars, and restaurants
  • licensed taxis and private hire vehicles, drivers, and operators
  • gambling premises including betting shops and casinos
  • street trading permits
  • pavement café licences

Our Licensing section offers advice, guidance, and support to help businesses and individuals to comply with the law. 

When we take enforcement action the approach taken and subsequent actions are determined by Wirral Council’s Enforcement Policy.