Transfer a dry cleaning permit

If you are selling or buying a dry cleaning business, both sides involved must apply for a transfer of the dry cleaning permit.

Before you apply for a permit, you are strongly advised to read relevant parts of the Defra general guidance manual.


The following fees and charges apply:

  • full transfer: free 
  • partial transfer: £45.


You can download the transfer application form from ‘Useful documents’ below and email it to We will contact you to take fee payment over the phone.

Alternatively, you can send the form and, if necessary, a cheque for the fee made payable to Islington Council to the Pollution team, 222 Upper Street, London N1 1XR.

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