This page relates to licences for:

  • Acupuncture
  • Tattooing, semi-permanent skin colouring
  • Cosmetic piercing
  • Electrolysis

Before continuing please read:

Fees: All licence fees and registration charges

Paper applications

Print out and complete the form you need below. Cheques are payable to ‘Mid Sussex District Council’.

Applicants should allow at least 28 days for a decision to be made. If you have not heard from us within 14 days of your application - please contact us using the information at the bottom of this page.


This means that you will be able to operate your skin piercing treatment business even if you have not heard from Mid Sussex District Council about your inspection.

More information: ‘Tacit consent’ means you can act as if your application has been granted if you do not receive your licence/permit within a certain time after we confirm we have received your application.

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Last updated: 01 April 2022