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Central area selective licensing

Selective licensing

On 11 December 2018 the secretary of state approved the introduction of selective licensing in the central area.

This means that any property that is rented out within the private rented sector will require a licence.

The scheme began  on 26 March 2019. 

Before applying

Before you apply please check if your property meets the Blackpool Standard.

When you apply you will be asked to provide details about the following:

  • The proposed licence holder
  • The proposed manager or managing agent
  • The property

You will also be asked to make an initial payment to complete the process and submit your application.

The designated area

The central area includes the town centre, Talbot / Brunswick, Raikes, Revoe, and St Heliers areas, a list names can be found here.

It seeks to help address high levels of anti-social behaviour associated with poor quality private rented accommodation.

The private rented sector is a vital part of the housing market in Blackpool and many landlords try to provide decent well-managed accommodation.

Contact us

Should you have any further questions then please contact us by:


Telephone: 01253 476841