Surrendering a permit

If you are closing down a dry cleaning operation you must surrender your dry cleaning permit.

You must surrender your licence if you no longer run a dry cleaning business or have got rid of your dry cleaning machine.

Once surrendered, the permit cannot be transferred and the business should not continue operating without a new permit application being made. 

To let us know you are surrendering your permit, please download and complete the form under 'Useful documents' below and email it to

Alternatively, you can send the form to the Pollution team, 222 Upper Street, London N1 1XR.

It will take 28 days for us to acknowledge that you have surrendered your permit. We will confirm in writing that you are no longer the operator of a dry cleaning business.

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