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Poisons licence

Non-medicinal poisons may only be sold by a pharmacist or a person registered with the local authority. See part 2 of the poisons list.

How to apply

We can only register businesses in Liverpool.

Apply online for a licence to sell poisons

Tacit consent

Tacit Consent Applies. The legislation requires only that the city council process your application for you to be registered.


Cheques should be made payable to Liverpool City Council.

  • Initial registration £35.67.
  • Re-registration £18.81.
  • Changes in details of registration £9.60.

How to pay

Pay online

Please note that you will need the application reference number to hand and must select  'Licensing'  from the drop down menu on the payments page. 

Alternatively, you can send a cheque made payable to Liverpool City Council. Please write the application reference number on the back of your cheque and send it to:

Public Protection Division
Municipal Buildings
Dale Street
L2 2DH

Problem applications

We will contact you if there is a problem with your application and try to resolve it with you. If we have to reject your application, the legislation does not give a right to appeal or for a refund of any fee paid.


Timescales for registration on receipt of application is five days.

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