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Pleasure Boat Licence

Click here to apply online for a pleasure boat licence

To hire out to the public water-bound pleasure crafts (including sailboards, rowing boats, canoes, motor boats, pedallos and larger boats) that are for personal use or carrying passengers, you need a licence. You must not carry more passengers than you are licensed to carry.
Licences may be subject to a fee. Conditions may be attached to a licence.
 

Eligibility Criteria

No provision in legislation.
 

Regulation Summary

The Public Health Acts Amendment Act 1907


Application Evaluation Process

No provision in legislation.
 

Will Tacit Consent Apply?

No. It is in the public interest that the authority must process your application before it can be granted. If you have not heard from the council within a reasonable period, please contact us.
 

Failed Application Redress

Please contact Mid Ulster District Council in the first instance.

If a licence holder is refused an application to alter a condition they may appeal to the local Magistrates' court. The appeal must be made within 28 days of the written notification of the refusal and a notice of appeal must be served on the local district council. Appeals against refusals of alterations to conditions relating to the licence may be made to the Department of the Environment. The appeal must be made within 28 days of the written notification of the refusal.
 

Licence Holder Redress

Please contact Mid Ulster District Council in the first instance.

If a licence holder objects to a condition attached to their licence, they may appeal to the local Magistrates' court for the area where the land is situated. Appeals must be made within 28 days of the licence being issued and a notice of the appeal must be served to the district council. Appeals can also be made to the Department of the Environment within 28 days of the licence being issued.

The council may alter conditions at any time but must give licence holders the opportunity to make representations about the proposed changes. If a licence holder disagrees with the alterations they may appeal to the local Magistrates' court. The appeal must be made within 28 days of the written notification of the alteration and a notice of appeal must be served on the local district council. Appeals against conditions relating to the licence may be made to the Department of the Environment. The appeal must be made within 28 days of the written notification of the alteration.
 

Consumer Complaint

We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with the trader by you - preferably in the form a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK, Consumer Direct will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.
 

Other Redress

Any complaints about how a licensed pleasure boat is operated should be made directly to 
 

Trade Associations

Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA)