Do I need permission to run a business from my home?

Yes. You need to request permission to run any kind of business from your home.

Running a business from your home can have an impact on the property and/or your neighbours.

How do I request permission?

Include your name and property address along with the following:

  • What kind of business is it?
  • Will extra/larger vehicles be required?
  • Is more storage needed?
  • Is there any fire risk?
  • Is your property big enough?

Send this information to us by email at or use our online form.

Further information about running a business from home can be found here.

What we’ll do

When we receive your query, it will be triaged by the customer services team to make sure you’ve provided all the information we need, and then it will be passed to a neighbourhood officer for investigation. They will get in touch with you within 5 working days.