2. Apply for a premises licence
Apply for a premises licence
You must be 18 years of age or older. Submit an application form, fee and to scale plan of the premises.
If applying for alcohol, a Designated Premises Supervisor is required. This has to be a person who holds a personal licence.
Apply for the sale of alcohol to be made the responsibility of a management committee instead of a premises supervisor. If you run or are involved in a community, church or village hall that wishes to sell alcohol or already sells it, you can apply for the sale of alcohol to be made the responsibility of a management committee instead of a Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS). Or you can also apply to replace the DPS, if you already have one, with the management committee.
A public notice must be displayed on the premises for 28 days and an advert placed in a local newspaper within 10 days from the day after the application is served.
A fee will be required. This will be based on the non-domestic rateable value of your premises. You can find this from the Valuation office if you are unsure of what it is.
Start the journey
More info about the journey
- a credit/debit card
- submit an application form. Serve on the Responsible Authorities (if served by email or post)
- submit a to scale plan of the premises
- display a Public Notice outside the premises for 28 days (from the day after the application is submitted). This will need to be on pale blue paper with a copy being sent to the licensing authority.
- place advert in local paper within ten days of submission of application. Send a copy of the page showing it has been advertised to the licensing authority.
Once the application, payment and plan has been received, it will be checked to ensure it has been submitted correctly. If we require any further information we will contact you.
The public notice will need to be placed at the premises for 28 days the day after the application has been received correctly. This allows the public 28 days to make any representations.
An advert will also need to be placed in a local newspaper/parish magazine within ten days of submission of application.
After 28 days if no representations have been received a premises licence will be issued and sent to you.
If representations are received which cannot be mediated, the application will need to go before the Licensing sub committee within 20 working days of the close of representations. You will be advised a minimum of 10 working days prior to the Licensing Sub Committee taking place. A decision will be sent to you in writing.
If you require further information please contact us.