Window cleaner licence

How to apply or reapply

You need a window cleaner licence from the council if you want to work as a window cleaner or run a window cleaning business.

Application process

You must send the following with your application:

  • 2 recent passport size colour photographs (hats should not be worn in the photograph)
  • a copy of your third party indemnity insurance policy to the value of £1,000,000 (renewal licence only)

If you are applying for the first time you will be asked to provide relevant insurance during the application process and before the licence is granted.

How to apply

For the application form, see below:

Please read any accompanying notes before you start on the application form.  Print out the form, complete and sign it and enclose the correct payment before returning it to us at the address on the form.

How much will the licence cost?

For more information, please visit Fees for miscellaneous licences - Civic Government Act 1982.  Please note that fees are non refundable.

Further information

You must have a valid licence and badge before you can start operating as a window cleaner.

Please use the 'contact us' box if you have any questions.  For more information, see 'other useful websites'.

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