We administer a wide range of licenses to individuals and businesses, from trading and sale of alcohol to owning exotic pets.

Alcohol, regulated entertainment and late night refreshment

Premises such as pubs, bars, clubs, restaurants, takeaways and off-licences have to apply to the Council for a licence. 

Personal licence

personal licence is granted to individuals and allows them to sell alcohol to the public. 

Premises licence

A premises licence allows premises to be used for one or more licensable activities.  

Club premises certificate

A club premises certificate will be granted to premises occupied by and used habitually for the purposes of a recognised club. 

Temporary event notices

Temporary event notices allow licensable activities to take place during a period of no more than 168 hours, where there are no more than 499 people present. 

Statement of licensing policy

Our licensing policy outlines our decision making principles for applications under the Licensing Act 2003.

Current applications

Applications received under the Licensing Act 2003.

Late night levy 

The levy allows us to raise revenue by charging everyone who's authorised to sell alcohol between midnight and 6am. 

If you hold a premises licenses or club premises certificates and you're authorised to sell alcohol between 1 minute past midnight and 6am on one or more days in a year, you'll be required to pay an additional annual fee. The levy applies to all of Hackney.

Pay the annual fee

Massage and special treatment (MST) licence

Licence copies

Apply for a licence copy / duplicate

Change of details for a licensee of an existing licence 

Notify us of a change of licensee details

Our licensing policies

Licensing public register 

The licensing public register holds details of current liquor licences and skip licences issued by the Council. It also holds details of licence applications currently being processed.

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