Tattooists, Piercing, Acupuncture & Electrolysis

Both the person and the premises require registration


Complete the Registration form and send it with the fee to Surrey Heath Borough Council.


Complete an application form and send it with the fee to Surrey Heath Borough Council. On receipt of a completed application, an inspection will be carried out at the premises to ensure that the standards maintained are satisfactory and comply with the local byelaws.

Please note: If you are going to run your business from home, you may require planning permission and you should check your lease or check with your mortgage lender to see if there are restrictions in your agreements in relation to operating a business from home.

Fees and Charges

Information/evidence required?

You must provide specific information with your application, including details of your premises and any previous convictions for practising without a licence in this field.

Copy of Byelaws

What happens next?

How long does it take to make a decision and issue the licence?

There is no statutory period for determining applications, however we aim to determine applications within 28 days.

If I don't hear from you for 4 weeks, can I assume it's been granted ("tacit consent")?

Yes. You will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from us by the end of this 28 day target completion period.
Registration Certificates are then issued which must be displayed in a conspicuous position in the premises. You must also display a copy of the appropriate bye-laws.

If I'm turned down, how do I appeal?

Firstly, please contact us to see if we can resolve the issue.
If a registration is suspended or cancelled the registration holder may appeal to the county court.

How long does the licence last, and what's the renewal procedure?

You are not required to periodically renew your registration.

How do I tell you about changes of circumstance?

Please contact us