Coal mining licence applications

Application forms, guidance notes and model documents for coal mining licence applications.

This series brings together documents and guidance notes needed to apply for a coal mining licence or agreement.

A licence or agreement is required for:

  • surface and underground mining
  • underground coal gasification
  • coal methane access
  • exploration for coal or through coal for other purposes
  • deep energy boreholes access agreements

To find our more about mine water heat access agreements, get in touch with our team using the contact details below.

Coal Authority Permitting and Licensing team

Coal Authority
200 Lichfield Lane
NG18 4RG


Telephone 01623 637 450

Monday to Thursday: 8:45am to 5:00pm
Friday: 8:45am to 4:30pm

Coal mining licence and agreements: application forms

Published 1 October 2013
Last updated 6 October 2022 + show all updates
  1. Removed link to outdated guidance on mine water heat access agreements and added contact details for mine heat team.

  2. New applications for mine water heat recovery access agreements temporarily suspended.

  3. 'Deep energy boreholes access agreement' added to the list

  4. First published.