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We believe St Albans District is a good place to do business. The area has significant strengths including its proximity to London and excellent transport links, as well as having a highly skilled workforce and high quality of life. 

In this section

licensing Licensing and registration

Information on licensing and registration

calculating council tax Business rates

People who occupy non-domestic properties such as shops, factories, offices and warehouses are charged Business Rates, otherwise known as National Non-Domestic Rates (NNDR).

inspecting property Land Charges

These official property searches are accepted by all Mortgage Lenders.

nuggets with rating sign Food safety

Information on food safety and find out about hygiene of restaurants, takeaways or food shops you visit. New allergen information

Supply Hertfordshire Supplying the Council

Are you looking to tender for council services in St Albans?

inspecting property Planning

The Planning Department is responsible for controlling the use and development of land for homes and buildings in a sustainable way.

Architectsandlocalagents Building Control

Information on Building Regulation approval, when it is required and how it differs from planning permission

office Doing business in the St Albans District

The benefits of being in St Albans' district

fire Business continuity

Help in planning for emergency situations

healthandsafety Health and safety

Health and safety in approximately 3,000 premises; include offices, shops, warehouses, consumer services and entertainment venues.

St albans market Markets - Would you like to be a trader?

On becoming a market stall holder and trader

landlord services Landlord services

The Private Sector Housing team works with landlords on a variety of services and gives advice, information and support where needed.

Roundabout Sponsorship of events, roundabouts, city entrance signs and flower beds

We operate a sponsorship scheme for a number of roundabouts, City Entrance Ssigns and flower beds within the district in addition to our 3 year events programme.

starting a business Starting up a business

HM Revenue & Customs’ interactive Tax Widget gives quick, easy-to-use advice on everything you need to know about tax when starting your own business.

Taxi Marshal Scheme

Find out about the St Albans Taxi Marshal scheme, an important initiative helping to reduce alcohol related violence in the City, and the businesses that fund it.

Date of last review: 04 November 2016