Highland Licensing Committee
Tasks and responsibilities
The remit of the Highland Licensing Committee (HLC) is as follows:
- To oversee the functions of the Council as licensing authority under the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 (the ‘1982’ Act)
- To carry out consultations on behalf of the Council under the 1982 Act
- To formulate and approve policy and approve standard conditions to which licences granted under the 1982 Act will general be subject
- To set fees and charges applicable to applications for licences under the 1982 Act
- To approve or otherwise on behalf of the Council proposals in relation to contracts for service in relation to the Council’s obligations in terms of the 1982 Act
- To oversee the functions of the Council as the authority responsible for preparing and maintaining a register of private landlords under Part 8 of the Antisocial Behaviour etc (Scotland) Act 2004 (the 2004 Act)
- To oversee the functions of the Council as the authority responsible for the licensing of houses in multiple occupation under Part 5 of the Housing (Scotland) Act 2006 (the ‘2006’ Act)
- To formulate and approve standard conditions to which licences under the 2006 Act will generally be subject
- To set fees applicable under Section 161 of the 2006 Act
Further details of the terms of reference and the powers and duties delegated to the Committee are set out in the Council's Scheme of Delegation.
Read about our licensing hearings procedure and our landlord registration hearings procedure.