To open a food business in Eastbourne you must register with the council at least 28 days before opening. Registration is free.
Register Your Food Business Online
You can download the Food Business Registration Form in PDF format below, or apply online through the Business Link website using the link from this page.
If you are outside Eastbourne, contact your local district or city council.
Who Needs to Register?
Registration applies to most types of food business, including catering businesses run from home and mobile or temporary premises, such as stalls and vans. Find out more on our Starting a Food Business pages using the links from this page.
If you use two or more premises, you will need to register all of them. If food premises are used by several catering businesses, such as a community hall or conference centre, the person who allows the premises to be used for this purpose is responsible for registering them.
Childminders who prepare food may need to register as a food business:
Certain types of food premises - businesses that make, prepare or handle food of animal origin for supply to other businesses must be approved by the council, rather than registered:
Download Food Business Registration Form