You need to apply for a club premises certificate if you're a social, sporting or political members club
The main difference between a Club Premises Certificate and a Premises Licence is that clubs may not sell alcohol to members of the public. The club may only supply alcohol to members and their guests.
Several criteria must be met for a club to qualify for a 'club certificate'. This is set out in Section 62 of the Licensing Act 2003:
Please pay the correct fee with your application. This depends on the non-domestic rateable value of your business. Find and check your business rates valuation online at GOV.UK
Application fees for a Club premises certificate are a one-off payment. If you are applying for a large venue licence with a capacity of over £5000 people please contact firstname.lastname@example.org before applying.
Once granted it will remain in force until it is surrendered by the holder or revoked following a review of the licence.
Before submitting your application please ensure you have the relevant documents and they are ready to be uploaded during the next stage:
1. A Plan of the Premises -Your plans do not need to be professionally drawn. However please submit in the following format:
The plan must show:
3. A copy of your club rules
Once you are ready to apply, please click on the link below. This will then take you through the application process and pay the relevant fee
You may also wish to refer to thefor this application.
If you're submitting a paper application, please send a copy of it and your plan to all relevant authorities [69.82KB].
As part of the application process you must advertise in two ways:
On the day after an application is received, a 28 day consultation period begins allowing comments or 'representations' to be made about the application by the responsible authorities and any local residents or 'interested parties'. During this time, the responsible authorities will work with you to ensure your proposals are in line with the four licensing objectives.
If no comments are received during this period, the application will be deemed granted after the last date for representations and your licence will be issued and sent to you.
If relevant representations are received within the 28 day consultation period, we will attempt to mediate between the parties to try and find a suitable solution. If the mediation is unsuccessful then a public hearing must be held to determine your application. You will be notified advising you when the hearing will be, who has made a representation and what the concerns are.
The public hearing will be held within 20 working days after the last date for representation. The hearing date may be extended if we consider it is in the public interest to do so.
When you make an application, the details of the application will be published on our website and the information on any licence granted will be included in a public register.
Once a certificate has been granted, an annual fee is payable each year on the anniversary of the date the licence was granted. An invoice for this will be sent to the Premises Licence Holder.
The amount must be paid in full. Failure to pay will mean your premises licence is suspended and no licensable activities can continue.
Fees for club premises certificate are:
Once a club premises certificate has been granted, you can apply to
The fees are the same as they are for new applications (listed above).
The club secretary must tell us about any changes to the club's rules, name or address. It is an offence not to do this within 28 days and could lead to a fine.
Please email us at email@example.com
The club certificate must accompany these changes. If this is not possible, you will need to explain why.