Licence to sell poisons

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.

Please note we can only register businesses in Liverpool.


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

How to apply


Read our privacy notice which tells you how we use your data.

Apply and pay online

By post

Download, print off and complete a paper application and return by post.

Make cheques payable to Liverpool City Council and write the application reference on the back. Send to:

Licensing and Public Protection
Cunard Building
Water Street
L3 1AH

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.