A premise licence is a permanent licence for a specific location
To provide the activity of Late-night refreshment, regulated entertainment and sale of alcohol you will require a licence from the local authority where the premises is registered. The link below will provide you a summary of the regulations.
To apply please select the relevant licence type:
A premises licence can be applied for both indoors and outdoors and on any place including:
Any person (aged 18 or over) with a business which involves licensable activities can apply for a premises licence. You can apply for a permanent or time limited licence.
An applicant can be:
If applying as an individual you must provide your correct right to work documents
Due to recent changes to the application process made by central government applicants must now provide evidence of their right to work in the UK. As well as giving extra details on the application form(s), applicants must provide extra documentation with their application. We cannot process your application until you have done this.
You can view the document requirements on the GOV.UK website and also on the
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 premises licences 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.
A premise licence will remain in force until it is surrendered by the holder or revoked following a review of the licence.
A premises licence can also lapse if the holder of the licence:
If this situation occurs please apply for an Interim Authority Notice.
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. Right to Work documents or the 9- digit share code for verifying using the Home Office online checking service
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 .
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 licence 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 premises licences are: