Trading Standards - Applications and licences
Worcestershire Trading Standards Service is the designated authority for the following activities:
Animal Movement Licence (AML)
AML documents can now be obtained from SouthWestern through the Animal Reporting and Movement Service website.
Main phone number 0844 573 0137
Use the following number to get to the service you need
- for Bureau Service: General Queries from public regarding the service or indeed LA’s, RPA, AHVLA and Defra
- for Farmers Helpline: Technical or General queries from Farmers
- for Technical Helpdesk: Queries from Back Office Systems providers or technical queries from Markets or Abattoirs with a Back Office System that interfaces with the ARAMS Web Services
Fax Number 01908 664433
AML1 and AML24 will need to be returned to:
Animal Reporting & Movement Service (ARAMS), SouthWestern, PO BOX 6299, Milton Keynes, MK10 1ZQ
Fees: There is no charge for an animal movement licence.
Electronic Movement Licensing
*Please note: The AML2 movement document will no longer be available. You have the following options to report all planned movements of your pigs:
- online via the Electronic Movement Licensing (eaml2) website
- by phone: contacting BPEX on 0844 335 8400
- by post: Meat and Livestock Commercial Services Ltd (MLCSL), Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, CV8 2TL
If you choose to report the movements by phone or post, you will need to report the movement early enough to receive your movement report confirmation document (haulier summary) which needs to accompany pigs during transport.
Bulk fuel meter service
We have specialist equipment available to test road tanker meters that deliver heating oil (Gas Oil and Kerosene). The service is available with a fully trained operator.
If you would like to make use of this service, please complete our form.
Feed business registrations
Registration and approval notification of feed businesses
Please note you will need to refer to the code and activity list at the top of the page linked below, before completing the Feed Business Exemption form at the bottom of the page.
Fireworks and explosives
Fireworks, explosives and pyrotechnics
You are unlikely to need a licence for an event but if you would like to 'Register' your event with us & the Fire Service please complete our online forms.
If you are a new premise please follow our application process. Please note that application fees are non-refundable, and your first licence will only be issued for one year.
When you apply you must ensure you are compliant with current legislation.
Application information can be found at Fireworks, Explosives & Pyrotechnics - Worcestershire Trading Standards
Please see our Online Payments page
Cheques: made payable to WORCESTERSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL
BACS: Barclays Bank A/C 53583147 S/C 20-98-87 (please provide date and reference)
The completed application form, together with plans in support of the application, should be sent to either:
Worcestershire Trading Standards Service,
Wyre Forest House,
|Less than 250kg NEC 1 year||Statutory||£111.00|
|Less than 250kg NEC 2 year||Statutory||£144.00|
|Less than 250kg NEC 3 year||Statutory||£173.00|
|Less than 250kg NEC 4 year||Statutory||£206.00|
|Less than 250kg NEC 5 year||Statutory||£243.00|
|Above 250kg NEC <2000kg 1 year||Statutory||£189.00|
|Above 250kg NEC <2000kg 2 year||Statutory||£248.00|
|Above 250kg NEC <2000kg 3 year||Statutory||£311.00|
|Above 250kg NEC <2000kg 4 year||Statutory||£382.00|
|Above 250kg NEC <2000kg 5 year||Statutory||£432.00|
Renewal of licence
|Less than 250kg NEC 1 year||Statutory||£55.00|
|Less than 250kg NEC 2 year||Statutory||£88.00|
|Less than 250kg NEC 3 year||Statutory||£123.00|
|Less than 250kg NEC 4 year||Statutory||£155.00|
|Less than 250kg NEC 5 year||Statutory||£189.00|
|Above 250kg NEC <2000kg 1 year||Statutory||£88.00|
|Above 250kg NEC <2000kg 2 year||Statutory||£150.00|
|Above 250kg NEC <2000kg 3 year||Statutory||£211.00|
|Above 250kg NEC <2000kg 4 year||Statutory||£272.00|
|Above 250kg NEC <2000kg 5 year||Statutory||£333.00|
Transfer/ Variation Fee: this may be subject to further charges based on the normal service hourly rate if other work beyond the basic administrative changes have to be undertaken
If you are unsure of the fee, please contact us on 01905 822799 or TSenquiries@WorcestershireTS.gov.uk
How do I apply for a licence?
Applying for a licence has changed
New legislation came into force on 1 October 2018 namely the Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018.
Administration and enforcement is no longer a County Council Trading Standards Service function.
It is now administered by your local District Council within Worcestershire.
Verification service and fees
In general, most types of weighing or measuring equipment must be tested and verified as correct before it can be used for trade purposes, either for the first time when new or after repair.
Worcestershire Regulatory Services can provide a verification service for you. More information can be found at Trading Standards - Verification service and fees.