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Contact information for drugs licensing and compliance unit

The Home Office drugs licensing unit is the UK's competent authority for the purposes of the United Nations conventions on controlled drugs. We issue licenses for those who work with controlled drugs, including:

  • companies and other organisations that intend to work with controlled drugs and precursor chemicals
  • doctors prescribing certain drugs to addicts
  • people taking their prescribed controlled drugs abroad

Write to:

Home Office
Drugs licensing and compliance unit
4th floor Fry Building
2 Marsham Street
London SW1P 4DF

Telephone or email:

Domestic licensing

Import/export licensing

  • Commercial applicants - Tel: 020 7035 6330
  • Personal applicants - Tel: 020 7035 6330

Email: DLCUcommsofficer@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk
(non-domestic licensing queries)

Precursor licensing

Annual returns

  • Tel: 020 7035 6461

Head of drugs licensing and compliance unit

Angharad Steff
Home Office
Drugs licensing and compliance unit
4th floor Fry Building
2 Marsham Street
London, SW1P 4DF

Tel: 020 7035 3731

Any complaints?

Email: DLCU_Complaints_Section@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk

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