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Variation of Club Certificate

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1. How to apply for the variation of a Club Certificate

The process to vary a club certificate is similar to the variation of a premises licence.

Clubs can also apply for small changes to their certificate under a Minor Variation as long as these have no adverse impact on the licensing objectives.

The licensing objectives are:

  • the prevention of crime and disorder
  • public safety
  • the prevention of public nuisance
  • the protection of children from harm

In addition to a plan of the premises and a club operating schedule, clubs must also include the rules of the club with their application.

There is a fee payable for a change of club rules.

There is a fee payable for the Variation. The fee payable will be based on the rateable value of the club.  If you are unsure of what the rateable value is you can check here - Rateable Value.

Please do not display your blue public notice or advertise in a newspaper until you receive confirmation from the Licensing Team that your application has been accepted

Start the journey


More info about the journey

  • a credit/debit card
  • submit an application form and serve a copy on the responsible authorities (if served by email or post)
  • copy of the club rules
  • submit a play of the premises if you are changing the layout
  • display a Public Notice outside the premises for 28 days (from the day after the application is submitted) on pale blue paper. Send a copy of the notice to us.
  • place advert in local paper within ten days of submission of application. Send a copy of the page to us showing it has been advertised.


When this content has been updated

Last updated 28 February 2024