Variations to a dry cleaning permit

Making changes to a dry cleaning operation, for example changing or moving a machine, may require you to apply for a variation to your permit.

Before you apply you are strongly advised to read the relevant parts of the Defra general guidance manual


Your application cannot be processed unless the correct fee is paid. Information on fees and charges can be found on the GOV.UK website


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

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

After you apply

Your application should be processed within 28 days and you can continue trading during this time. 

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