Isle of Wight Council

Licensing - Other



Camping Site Licences are issued under the Public Health Act 1936.

The need for a licence only arises if the site is used for more than forty-two consecutive days or for more than sixty days in any consecutive twelve months.

It should be noted that the use of the land for a camping site for more than twenty-eight days in the total during any calendar year will give rise to the need to obtain Planning Permission.

Licences are issued with conditions that are appropriate for the site concerned. They normally relate to the layout of the site (in respect of fire safety) and provision of facilities such as sanitary facilities.

Apply for a Campsite Licence

Applications can be made online on the council’s website.


No fee is payable.

Public Register

The public register of existing licences/consents/permits/registrations can be viewed on the council’s website.

For further clarification contact the Licensing Department by phone or email using the details in the 'Contact' tab above.