Blackpool Council has adopted S29 of the County of Lancashire Act meaning if you wish to charge members of the public to have their photograph taken, for example with a costume character or animal, you need consent from the council.
All individuals concerned with the photography are required to apply for their own permit, such as the person dressed in costume, the photographer, the person taking payment and / or any helpers.
Apply for consent to take photographs
Download and complete the application form [PDF 56KB] and return with the fee and supporting documents as stated on the form. On receipt of your complete application we aim to issue your consent within 5 working days.
Please note, consents will not be granted for Bank Hey Street.
Once granted, consents last for 12 months.
The licensing service is available to contact by telephone or to visit in person to the licensing desk at Blackpool Council's Customer First Centre on Corporation Street between 10.00am and 4.00pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday,Friday and Wednesday 10.00am to 1.00pm.