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We are working to fix the issue as soon as possible. We apologise for the inconvenience.

The quickest and easiest way to access our services is by registering for an account at MyGuildford or visiting our self service pages. You can report an issue, make requests and track progress, pay your bills and apply for key services at any time.

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Register your acupuncture or cosmetic treatments business

You must be registered with us to offer acupuncture treatment, tattooing, semi-permanent skin colouring, cosmetic piercing and electrolysis in our borough.


  • to licence a premises. This includes the licensing of one practitioner - £201.00
  • to add a practitioner to a existing licensed premises and who has received a visit from the food and safety team within the last 12 months - £93.00 

To help with the registration process, please:

Registered premises

How to register as a new business or practitioner

You will need:

Documents may be submitted by post or emailed to We cannot accept photographs of documents, only clear scans.


Once we've received your completed application, a member of the food and safety team will arrange for an inspection. We will produce a written report following the inspection and send it to the business operator within 10 working days of our visit.