Food Premises Registration

Introduction

The law requires that any premises used for a food business (including market stalls, delivery vehicles and other moveable structures) should be registered. This allows us to keep an up-to-date list of all those premises in this District so we can visit them when we need to. Anyone wishing to start a new food business should register at least 28 days before starting to trade.

Summary of legislation

  • Regulation (EC) 852/2004 Article 6(2)

Who needs to notify?

If you run a food business you must tell us about any premises you use for storing, selling, distributing or preparing food. Food premises includes restaurants, hotels, cafes, shops, supermarkets, staff canteens, kitchens in offices, warehouses, guest houses, delivery vehicles, buffet cars on trains, markets and other stalls, hot dog and ice cream vans etc.
You should also notify Environmental Health if your business changes or you cease trading.

How long will it take to consider the notification?

If all the relevant information on the application form has been correctly completed, the Council aims to enter the details onto the register within 10 working days of receipt of the application.

How much will it cost to notify?

No fees are charged for this notification.

Will tacit consent apply?

Yes. This means that you will be able to act as if you have not heard from us by the end of the target period.

How do I apply?

You can register food premises or notify a change to any existing food premises using this registration form Food Premises Registration Form which can be downloaded, completed and returned to the address below or alternatively it can be filled in and emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If my application is refused, how do I appeal?

There is currently no provision in the legislation for refusal.

What if I have a complaint or concern?

Contact us in the first instance at the address below. Otherwise, if you are located in the UK, Advice Guide will give you advice. From outside the UK, contact the UK European Consumer Centre.

Public Register

Details from the notification forms will be recorded on the public register which is obtainable by contacting Environmental Health using the details below.

Contact information

Environmental Health
Richmondshire District Council
Mercury House
Station Road
Richmond
North Yorkshire
DL10 4JX

Telephone: 01748 829100
Fax: 01748 826186
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Contact Us

Richmondshire District Council
Mercury House
Station Road
Richmond
North Yorkshire
DL10 4JX

Phone: 01748 829100
Fax: 01748 826186
E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.