Cooling towers registration

The law requires that persons in control of premises have a duty to notify the Local Authority in writing with details of ‘notifiable devices’ [cooling towers and/or evaporative condensers] except where they contain water that is not exposed to the air and the water and electricity supply are not connected.

If a cooling tower becomes redundant or dismantled then this should also be notified to us. For more details in terms of the definition of cooling towers or evaporative condensers refer to the Notification of Cooling Towers and Evaporative Condensers Regulations 1992. The main purpose of the regulations relates to the control of legionella and the investigation of legionnaires disease.

Who needs to register

If you are in control of a premises then you must let us know if a notifiable device (cooling tower or evaporative condenser) is situated on those premises.

How to register

Complete the Cooling Towers and Evaporative Condensers registration form and return the form to the Food, Health and Safety Team - contact details are on the application form and are also provided at the bottom of this page. The registration form must be sent to the Food, Health and Safety Team at the address indicated, if it is sent to the wrong address the application will not take effect until it is received at the proper place.


Registration is free.

Processing timescale

Our target for dealing with applications is 28 days.

Tacit consent

Tacit consent means that if we have not dealt with your application within the target period identified then your application will have been deemed to have been granted/approved.

Please note that the processing target period (28 days) only begins on receipt of a fully completed registration application and acknowledgement of such by the City of Lincoln Council Food, Health and Safety Team

Food, Health and Safety Team

Address: Food, Health and Safety Team
City Hall
Beaumont Fee

Telephone: 01522 873249