Premises licence

Premises licence

COVID-19 update:

COVID-19 is a public health emergency. Everyone needs to assess and manage the risks of COVID-19, and, in particular, businesses should consider the risks to their workers and customers. Operators have a legal responsibility to protect workers and others from risk to their health and safety and therefore must make sure that a risk assessment for their licensed premises addresses the risks of COVID-19, using the government guidance to inform decisions and control measures.

The HSE have produced some risk assessment guidance and templates here. Once completed, it may be beneficial to submit your risk assessments to [email protected] for consideration by the responsible authorities.

 

Premises licences

A premises licence is required to authorise the us of any place or a part of any premises for licensable activities. Licensable activities include the sale or supply of alcohol, the provision of regulated entertainment and the provision of late night refreshment (the supply of hot food or drink between 11pm and 5am).

How much will it cost to apply?

Licensing Act 2003 fees

The fee for a  premises licence is determined by the non-domestic rateable value of the premises. Check your non-domestic rateable value at the Valuation Office Agency website.

Application types

Grant of premises licence - download form or apply online

Variation of premises licence - download form or apply online

Transfer of premises licence - download form or apply online

Consent of licence holder to transfer - download form or apply online

Variation to specify individual as designated premises supervisor - download form or apply online

Designated premises supervisor consent form - download form or apply online

Request to be removed as designated premises supervisor - download form or apply online

Disapply requirement to specify designated premises supervisor - download form or apply online

Minor variation - download form or apply online

Review of premises licence - download form

Further information

Licensing Act 2003 policy

Home Office Guidance

Responsible authorities

Public notice template for grant or variation of premises licence

Public notice template for minor variation of premises licence

Public notice guidance

Premises plans requirements

Fire safety advice

Making representations against an application

Guidance on making representations

Legislation

Licensing Act 2003

Public Register 

View current premises licences and applications

Officer decisions

A record of decisions made by officers

Privacy Notice

Licensing privacy notice

Report a licensing issue

Online form

Pay online

You can pay for your licence online right now using our secure payment system. Make sure to select the correct service from the left hand side.