Register a food business

If you own or have taken over a food business in Leeds (including a temporary or street trading stall), it is a legal requirement to register your business with the council at least 28 days before opening or taking ownership.

Registration is free of charge. The details will be entered onto our register and certain details, such as type of business, address and telephone number, will be available for public inspection. Other information provided will not be publicly available.

Once you have registered, you will need to notify us if there is a change of ownership or change in the nature of the business - email or tel 0113 378 5900 Mon to Fri 9am to 4pm

In addition to registration, your food business may also require approval.

How to register

Fill out the form in the documents section on this page.

Registration is free of charge.

Registration is completed when we receive a completed application form. We aim to update our register with details from your application form within 30 days.​​​



Food Safety for the Registration of a Food Business Establishment.pdf63581pdf

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