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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 licensed to sell alcohol using a Premises Licence must name a designated premises supervisor (DPS) who holds a Personal Licence to Sell Alcohol. Club Premises Certificates do not need a DPS.

Applications must be submitted with a premises plan, a DPS consent form (if required), and the relevant fee. You can apply online for a Premises Licence or Club Premises Certificate. Applications not submitted online must be copied to the responsible authorities.

Application forms

Premises Licence

Club Premises Certificates

Changes to Existing Licenses or Certificates

Once permission is granted, you 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

Responsible Authorities

If you do not submit your application online, you're responsible for ensuring that the responsible authorites listed below receive a copy of of your application.

Contact DetailsPremises Licence or Club Premises Certificate (new & variations)Temporary Events Notice (TEN)

Licensing Authority
East Herts Council
Wallfields
Pegs Lane
Hertford
Hertfordshire
SG13 8EQ
Telephone: 01279 655261
Email:community.protection@eastherts.gov.uk
Website:www.eastherts.gov.uk

YesYes

Police
Broxbourne & East Herts Licensing CSU
Hertford Police Station
Hale Road
Hertford
Hertfordshire SG13 8FL
Email:licensingeasthertsarea@herts.pnn.police.uk

YesYes

Environmental Health
Administration Team East Herts Council Environmental Health Section
Wallfields
Pegs Lane
Hertford
Hertfordshire SG13 8EQ
Tel: 01279 655261
Email:environmental.health@eastherts.gov.uk
Website:www.eastherts.gov.uk

YesYes

Planning
Head of Development Control
East Herts Council
Wallfields
Pegs Lane
Hertford
Hertfordshire
SG13 8EQ
Tel: 01279 655261
Email:planning@eastherts.gov.uk
Website:www.eastherts.gov.uk

YesNo

Fire Authority
Fire Protection Manager
Hertfordshire Fire & Rescue Service
Mundells MU103
Welwyn Garden City
Hertfordshire
AL7 1FT
Tel: 01707 292310
Email:administration.cfs@hertfordshire.gov.uk
Website:www.hertsdirect.org

YesNo

Hertfordshire Safeguarding Children Board
HSCB Business Manager
Hertfordshire Safeguarding Children Board
Room 127
County Hall
Pegs Lane
Hertford
Hertfordshire
SG13 8DE
Tel: 01992 588757
Email:admin.hscb@hertfordshire.gov.uk

YesNo

Trading Standards
Chief Trading Standards Officer
Hertfordshire Trading Standards
Mundells
Welwyn Garden City
Hertfordshire AL7 1FT
Tel: 01707 292429
Email:hcc.tradstad@hertfordshire.gov.uk

YesNo

Home Office
Alcohol Licensing Team
Lunar House
40 Wellesley Road
Croydon, CR9 2BY

Email - Alcohol@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk

YesNo

Health Improvement Manager
Public Health
Hertfordshire County Council
Postal Point SFAR 232
Farnham House
Six Hills Way
Stevenage
Hertfordshire
SG1 2ST
Tel: 01438 845903
E-mail:publichealth@hertfordshire.gov.uk
Website:www.hertsdirect.org

YesNo

Health and Safety
Health and Safety Executive Woodlands
Manton Lane
Manton Lane Industrial Estate
Bedford
Bedfordshire
MK41 7LW

Note: HSE only need to be consulted if they are the enforcing Authority for Health and Safety at your premises. East Herts Council Environmental Health can confirm whether or not they are the appropriate enforcing authority.

Yes (occasionally)No

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