Selective licensing

Service information

The Council manages the selective licensing schemes in the Griffin/Mill Hill area of Blackburn (Griffin selective licensing area) and the Infirmary area (Infirmary selective licensing area). A new selective licensing area was designated for the Darwen Area on 16th February 2017 and comes into force on 16th May 2017. The map showing the area and other details are available below..

On submission of a complete application, the council will issue a licence, inspect the property and liaise with the licence holder if made aware of anti-social behaviour that involves the tenants.

The Council may prosecute licence holders who fail to meet any condition of the licence or any person who lets a property and fails to have a licence where they are not exempt. Current fines are a maximum of £5,000 for a breach of a licence condition or an unlimited fine (previously £20,000) for failing to have a licence.

Darwen selective licensing area downloads

Contact details

Mail Private Sector Housing Solutions, N Floor, Town Hall, King William Street, Blackburn. BB1 7DY
Phone Number(s) 01254 585457
Fax Number(s)  
E-mail housingstandards@blackburn.gov.uk
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