Check for a permit, licence or exemption (Public Register)
How you can check if a site has a permit, licence or exemption to operate legally
We issue permits, licences and exemptions for industry, business and individuals to carry out certain activities that have the potential to pollute or harm the environment.
Waste carriers, brokers and dealers
If you arrange for waste to be collected from your business or home, check that the business you've chosen to collect it is registered as a carrier. You do not need printed proof of carrier registration.
A registration with the regulators in Wales (NRW), England (Environment Agency), or Scotland (SEPA) is valid in any of these three countries. Your carrier will tell you where they are registered.
Online public register
Search for and download application and compliance documents for waste, water quality and regulated industry environmental permits, water resources licences and Marine licences.
You may need to download software applications to view certain documents on our on-line system – for example, if your email system isn’t compatible with Outlook. If you don’t want to do this, or if need a document in a different or more accessible format, please contact us.
To see public register documents created after 1 September 2018, access the online public register now.
To see public register documents from before 1 September 2018, use our request permit information process.
For information on waste only permits, you can also look at our waste permit map.
Waste, water quality, water resources and installation permits
Waste and water quality exemptions
Hazardous waste producer registrations
Scrap metal dealers
Authorised treatment facilities for end of life vehicles (ELV)
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Approved Authorised Treatment Facility (AATF) and Approved Exporter (AE)
T11 waste exemptions
Trees, woodland and forestry
Applications for tree felling
Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
Forest Resource Plans (FRP)
Find details of how we approve tree felling on the Welsh Government Woodland Estate through Forest Resource Plans (FRP). This allows us to demonstrate an equivalent level of regulation on WGWE.
Permitting publication scheme
Natural Resources Wales Permitting Publication Scheme describes what information is available for all the permitting regimes we are responsible for.