bg-img

Caravan Site Licence

Many people across the UK live in caravans either on a permanent basis, or temporarily. To use your land to set up caravans as a caravan site, you will need a caravan licence.

LICENCE Name

Caravan Site Licence

AUTHORITY

Local Council

TIME TO GET LICENCED 4 weeks
ELIGIBILITY 18+ years
STEPS TO GET LICENSED
1

The following documents should be provided with your application

1:500 scaled site plan showing the layout of roads, caravans and facilities
planning permission.
2

Application for Caravan Site Licence

Application to be made via local council
The council may put conditions on the licence
Get Licenced

Find Your Course

What is a caravan site licence?

If you wish to rent out your land and install caravans on your site as a holiday or residential business and run your land as a caravan site then you will need a caravan site licence.

A caravan licence falls under the requirements as set out by the Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960.

Please note that a caravan site licence is not limited to just the use of multiple caravans as a caravan park. Individual caravans for personal use and accommodation on land is also required to obtain a caravan licence, whether that be permanent or on a temporarily basis.

REMEMBER - It is illegal to install and place a caravan on land unless you have a caravan site licence.

Caravan site licence applications must be made via your local council. You can find the contact details for your local council at the Official UK Government Website.

NOTE - Applications for caravan licences must be in writing and should detail the land the application concerns as well as include all planning permissions and any other information required by the local council.

The council may also put conditions on the licence including, how the site should be laid out, what type of caravans are allowed and what toilet and washing facilities should be provided on site.

FAQs

The term caravan legally includes those which can be towed behind cars, motor homes, static holiday homes and residential park homes, which often arrive on site in two sections and are then bolted together.
If you place a caravan on land without a caravan licence you may be fined up to £2,500.
Your caravan licence will last as long as you’ve planning permission for the caravan site.