Starting a food business

If you are starting a new food business or taking over an existing one you must register your premises with us at least 28 days before you start operating. It's free to register. This is a legal requirement.

Registration applies to most types of food business, including catering businesses run from home and mobile or temporary premises, such as market stalls and vans.

To register please:

Register a food business

Or fill in and return the:

Changes to your food business

Once you have registered, please let us know if either of the following changes:

  • the nature of the business or 
  • the proprietor.

Starting up a new food business

If you're thinking of starting a new food business please visit the:

Operating a food business safely

For advice on producing food safely, please visit the:


Cotswold District Council
Trinity Road