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Sex establishments

A licence is required for a business which consists to significant degree of selling, hiring, exchanging, lending, displaying or demonstrating sex articles or other items intended for use in connection with, or for the purpose of stimulating or encouraging sexual activity or acts of force or restraint which are associated with sexual activity.

Teignbridge sex establishment licensing policy

Related documents

Advert form for a sex establishment licence

Notes for applicants for licence for sex establishments


There is a fee of £4210 for new applications (including a non-refundable £680.00 administration fee).

There is a fee of £3010 for renewals (including a non-refundable £490.00 administration fee).

Start the journey


More info about the journey

  • complete the application form
  • enclose the appropriate licence fee
  • scale plans of the premises. (1:100)
  • a copy of the notice of application which has been published
  • evidence that the application has been served on the police
  • the completed Certified Copy Notice attached as evidence that Notice of Application has been displayed on or near the premises

When this content has been updated

Last updated 1 April 2024