Register and apply for a marine licence to do work that will disturb the seabed, eg construction work, laying cables and pipes, dredging, disposing of waste and working with explosives.

Apply for a wildlife licence to do work that might disturb protected species.

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Before you start

Use this service to:

  • apply for a marine licence
  • apply for a wildlife licence
  • ask for advice on how to prepare and submit a licence application

You’ll need an email to register to use the service.

The marine licensing guidance has details about which activities need a licence.

Fees

Fees for licences vary depending on the size of the project and how complicated the application is.

Check the full list of charges for advice and licence fees.

You’ll need a credit or debit card to pay your fee.

Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales

Apply for a licence from: