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Premises Licence & Club Premises Certificates

You can apply for a Premises Licence or a Club Premises Certificate online. You must consider how your activities will impact upon crime and disorder, public safety, public nuisance and protecting children from harm.

Premises Licence

Applications for a Premises Licence to be granted under the Licensing Act 2003 (for new premises licences) can now be done online via the Gov.UK website.

 Alternatively, you can fill in a word version which can be downloaded here Application for a premises licence [124KB] If you do not submit your application online, you're responsible for ensuring that the Responsible Authorities [115KB]  listed receive a copy of of your application.

Applications to vary a premises licence can now be done online via the Gov.UK website.  Alternatively, you can fill in a word version which can be downloaded here  Application to vary a premises licence [87KB]

Premises licensed to sell alcohol using a Premises Licence must name a designated premises supervisor (DPS) who holds a Personal Licence to Sell Alcohol.  To apply for a Personal Licence, please see our  Personal Licence to Sell Alcohol page.

If you want to make an application for a Club Premises application, please fill in our attached  Application for Club Premises Certificate [373KB] Club Premises Certificates do not need a DPS.

 

Variations, minor variations, transfers and changes of DPS

Once permission is granted, you can apply for a change to an existing license or certificate. More information is available on our Changes to Existing Licenses or Certificates page.

Timescales

Applications must be advertised in a local newspaper and with a site notice for 28 days. Guidance Notes on advertising your application can be found below.

If objections are received then a hearing will be arranged to consider the application within 20 working days of the consultation closing.

Your application will be automatically granted if no objections are made during the consultation period.

Costs

The application fee depends on the rateable value of the premises

Rateable ValueApplication Fee
£0 - £4,300£100
£4,300 - £33,000£190
£33,001 - £87,000£315
£87,001 - £125,000£450*
£125,001 +£635**

* premises primarily or exclusively selling alcohol for consumption on the premises pay £900

** premises primarily or exclusively selling alcohol for consumption on the premises pay £1,905

 

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