Leisure Licences

Caravan and camping sites

Our Private Sector Housing Team are responsible for the licensing of camping and caravan sites. Licences are issued to ensure the health, safety and welfare of the occupiers of the site.

Site Licences

Persons intending to operate a caravan or camping site may be required to obtain a site licence. Such licences can only be issued once planning permission has been obtained. Licences can cover sites used for any of the following:

  • Permanent residential use (park homes)
  • Seasonal static or touring caravans
  • Seasonal tented camping
  • Other accomodation such as shepherds huts, lodges and pods

Exemptions from site licensing exist for a variety of reasons such as those sites operated for short periods and those operated by nationally recognised exempted organisations.

Licence application form

To submit an application, download, complete and return the application form together with the appropriate fee payable online, if applicable. Please note WDC are unable accept cheques. 

Application Form

Licence fees

Site licence fees are only applicable in respect of permanent residential sites (park homes). 

Fees are levied for the following:

  •  Application for the issue or transfer of a site licence
  •  Application for altering conditions in a site licence
  •  Annual administration and site licence monitoring fee
  •  Depositing of site rules

The fee levels have been calculated based on the estimated average time and costs involved in undertaking the activities involved. In determining the amount of annual fee charged, the local authority will advise the site owner of any surpluses and deficits in costs from the previous year.

Please refer to the Mobile Homes Act 2013 Fees page to determine the correct fee and find payment details.

Sites exempted from annual licensing fees

Park Homes sites which are not run as a business and are solely occupied by the site owner and their family, with no element of financial gain will only be subject to a fee for the issue or transfer of a site licence. Annual inspection fees will not be applicable.

Park Homes Site Rules

Sites operating without a licence

Unless there is a valid exemption in place, sites operating without a licence will be liable to enforcement action.

Register of Licensed caravan sites

Under the Caravan Sites & Control of Development Act 1960, the Council is required to keep a register of site licences issued by them.


Register of fit and proper persons

Under the Mobile Homes (Requirement for Manager of site to be Fit and Proper Person) (England) Regulations 2020, the Council is required to keep a register of 'fit and proper persons' who manage relevant sites.


Application Form

Contact us 

For more information contact the Private Sector Housing Team, Warwick District Council, Riverside House, Milverton Hill, Leamington Spa CV32 5QE. Telephone 01926 456359. Email: privatesectorhousing@warwickdc.gov.uk.