Licensing Act 2003 - premises licence
How to apply for a premises alcohol licence.
What is a premises licence?
A premises licence authorises the use of any premises (vehicle, vessel or moveable structure or any place or a part of any premises), for licensable activities. A single licence covers all activities. However, if alcohol is sold or supplied a personal licence holder and a designated premises supervisor are a mandatory requirement.
Licensable activities include the following:
- Sale by retail of alcohol
- A performance of a play
- An exhibition of a film
- An indoor sporting event
- A boxing or wrestling entertainment
- A performance of live music
- Any playing of recorded music
- Any entertainment of a similar description to that falling within the performance of live music, the playing of recorded music and dancing
- Late night refreshment (hot food or hot drink between 11pm and 5am)
Licensing Act 2003 Policy
All applicants are strongly advised to read the council's
Pay your annual premises licence fee
You will need pay an annual fee due on the anniversary date of when your premises licence was granted.
Application forms and documents
Application for a new premises licence
Application to vary a premises licence
Changing a designated premises supervisor
Transferring a premises licence
Application for a minor variation to a premises licence
Additional forms and documents
Club premises certificates
Find out more about Premises Licenses
Further information is available on our Licensing Act 2003 - Premises frequently asked questions page.
We also publish for consultation a list of Applications made under the Licensing Act 2003.
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