Residential site licences and rules

How to apply and fees

We often attach conditions to licences that are designed to protect the health, safety and welfare of residents and cover things like drainage and distances between mobile homes. If site licence conditions aren’t met, we can take enforcement action which includes the serving of compliance or fixed penalty notices.

When applying for a licence, you will need to provide a 1:500 scale plan of the site showing the parking spaces showing how you will satisfy the relevant site licence conditions*, including:

  • site boundaries
  • positions of caravans standings
  • roads and footpaths (where appropriate)
  • toilet blocks and washing facilities
  • stores and other buildings
  • foul and surface water drainage
  • water supply
  • recreation spaces
  • fire points
  • parking spaces

Please ensure the plan distinguishes between facilities already provided and facilities proposed. We can supply a map of the site for this purpose. To request a map email our private sector housing team.

Download the application form

Please send your completed application and cheque (see fees below), made payable to Lichfield District Council, to:

Private sector housing team, Lichfield District Council, Frog Lane, Lichfield, WS13 6YY

If paying by cheque please quote code 0530 on the back. If paying by card over the phone please call 01543 308725 and quote the code HC. 

The amount you pay will depend on the number of caravans on your site. You will be liable to pay a grant fee (on application) and an annual fee thereafter, as detailed below:

Grant fee (payable on application)   £425
   Plus £30 per caravan for every caravan over 1
Annual fee  Total cost of officer time
Site inspection fee Total cost of officer time
Fit and proper person test £400
Fee to transfer licence £300

*Please note, we may change licence conditions at any time, but we will discuss any changes with you.