Licensing & Permits
Bolsover District Council is responsible for ensuring that a wide range of legislation is being properly complied with, by businesses and individuals. This is to protect the rights and safety of the Districts residents, workers, visitors and the local environment.
The Councils takes a positive, proactive and balanced approach to ensure compliance. This policy helps to promote an efficient and effective approach to regulatory enforcement to ensure that we act in a consistent and fair manner.
The policy sets out the approach to be followed by authorised officers when making decisions in respect of compliance and enforcement activities. It sets out the levels of enforcement action available to the Councils, how we will determine which action is appropriate in the event of non-compliance and how we will conduct our investigations.
This is an overarching policy which covers the whole of the Councils enforcement activities. Individual service areas are required to follow a range of legislation and regulations when considering enforcement activity and as such, many of these areas have specific enforcement policies which are reviewed regularly.
These policies are available be accessing the links below
Enforcement Policy (Joint Environmental Health Service)
Statement of Licensing Policy (Licensing Act 2003)
Statement of Licensing Principles (Gambling Act 2005)
Taxi Licensing Policy (Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 etc. – new policy approved Sept
Local Enforcement Plan (Planning)
A fixed penalty notice is a fine and an opportunity for an offence not to be taken further to court.
If one of our authorised officers believes you have committed an offence then they could prosecute you for the offence. However, a fixed penalty fine will usually be issued instead unless you have received one previously.
A fixed penalty fine is a method of allowing the person who has committed an offence the opportunity to discharge any liability to conviction for that offence. On payment of the fixed penalty fine, we cannot prosecute you for the offence but if payment is not received then we will prosecute you for the original offence.
How to pay
Please quote the red FPN reference number at the bottom of the notice to ensure your payment is processed quickly.
You can pay by cash cheque or debit card at any of the council offices, by telephone: 01246242424 to pay using a debit card or by post. Cheques can be made payable to Bolsover District Council with your name and address on the back. Please include the notice with the payment.
You can report a dead animal using the Do it Online button on this page.
Our street cleansing team will collect dead animals from the highways and footpaths throughout the District. All livestock carcases must be disposed of at Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) approved premises.
Abandoned vehicle reports are increasing. If you abandon a vehicle you could receive a fixed penalty of £200 or face prosecution. Remember, unless your car is a complete wreck, it might still be worth something, so you should consider scrapping it or donate it to charity.
To report an abandoned vehicle, visit our Do it Online pages. Please ensure you do not report a vehicle that is not abandoned as it takes up valuable time to investigate.
Where a vehicle's causing an obstruction, or is dangerously parked, you should call the police on 101.
If it is in relation to a parking offence then you should report it to Derbyshire District Council.
To report a vehicle that is untaxed or uninsured, please contact the DVLA.
There is strict criteria that a vehicle must meet in order for us to consider it as abandoned. If a vehicle meets the criteria and does appear to be abandoned we will work with the DVLA to identify the owner. We may serve a notice giving the owner between 24 hours and 7 days to remove it (depending on the condition of the vehicle). If a vehicle is assessed as being in a dangerous condition i.e burnt out or a wreck, it will be removed immediately.”
If you are a dog owner, some of the responsibilities you should adhere to are:
- Carry a means to clear up mess after your dog. Poop bags are available free from Council Offices.
- Dispose of the waste correctly. Please click on the ‘Find My..’ button to find your nearest dog bin.
- Never let your dog out in public on its own.