Caravan site licence

To use a piece of land as a caravan site, the owner must have a caravan site licence. Before we can grant this licence, the site must also have planning permission.

Licence conditions 

A site licence will have conditions attached to it. These include:

  • spacing and maintenance of caravans or mobile homes
  • fire precautions and electrical installations
  • drainage, sanitation and washing facilities
  • water and liquefied petroleum gas supply
  • maintenance and safety of roads and footpaths
  • car parks and recreational areas.

Licence exemptions 

A site licence is not needed when:

  • A caravan sits on land surrounding a house and its use is incidental to that house.
  • A single caravan sited no longer than two consecutive nights (on land which caravans had not been sited for more than 28 days in the preceding 12 months).
  • Up to three caravans on a site of not less than 5 acres (maximum of 28 days in 12 months).
  • Sites occupied by exempted organisations such as the Caravan Club.
  • Sites of up to five caravans certified by an exempt organisation and which are for members only.
  • Sites occupied by a local authority such as gypsy and traveller sites.
  • Sites for temporary and special purposes such as caravan rallies, agricultural and forestry workers, building and engineering sites .
  • A site for tents used for an overall maximum of 28 days in any 12 months.

Fees and charges

Annual fee: 1 to 5 pitches£108
Annual fee: 6 to 24 pitches £172
Annual fee: 25 to 100 pitches£344
Application for a new site licence: 1 to 5 pitches£500
Application for a new site licence: 6 to 24 pitches£522
Application for a new site licence: 25 to 100 pitches£600
Vary licence: 1 to 5 pitches£332
Vary licence: 6 to 24 pitches£350
Vary licence: 25 to 100 pitches£374
Transfer licence£167
Fit and proper person application fee£428
Fit and proper person annual fee (where applicable)£158

How to apply

Apply for a licence

Read our licensing fees policy for caravan sites

Fit and proper persons

A site owner operating a licensed site must also apply for the relevant person (themselves or their appointed manager) to be included in the local register of 'fit and proper persons'. The site owner may only apply if they hold or have applied for a site licence for the site.

The appointed site owner must:

  • be a fit and proper person to lawfully operate a park home site, or
  • have a fit and proper site manager in place.

Read more about the fit and proper persons' register and how to apply

The Mobile Homes (Site Rules) (England) Regulations 2014

Operators of residential caravan sites and mobile home parks are required to deposit their site rules with us once they have completed a consultation process with the residents. We keep a register of all site rules we receive, including variations and deletions. 

The following site rules have been deposited with us.

22 December 2014 BNB ManagementWarren Farm Mobile Home Park, Warren Lane, Pyrford, Surrey GU22 8XF