Check for a permit, licence or exemption (Public Register)

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. 

Search the waste carriers, brokers and dealers public register.

Environmental permitting, water resources and marine licensing information 

Use this public register to access public information, such as application and compliance documents for:

  • waste, water quality and regulated industry environmental permits
  • water resources licences
  • marine licences

​Search for documents on the ​public register for environmental permitting, water resources and marine licensing.

For information on waste only permits, you can also look at our waste permit map.

Waste and water quality exemptions

Search the waste and water quality exemptions public register.

Hazardous waste producer registrations

Search the Hazardous Waste Producer public register.

Scrap metal dealers

Search the scrap metal dealers public register.

Authorised treatment facilities for end of life vehicles (ELV) 

Search the authorised treatment facilities for end of life vehicles public register.

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Approved Authorised Treatment Facility (AATF) and Approved Exporter (AE)

Search the public register of WEEE AATFs and AEs.

Electrical equipment public register: T11 waste exemptions

Search the waste exemptions: repairing or refurbishing waste electrical equipment public register.

Trees, woodland and forestry

Applications for tree felling

View register for felling.

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)

View Environmental Impact Assessment for forestry register.

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.

View Forest Resource Plan register.


Permitting publication scheme

Natural Resources Wales Permitting Publication Scheme describes what information is available for all the permitting regimes we are responsible for.

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