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Premises licences

Page updated 13 May 2019

You need a premises licence if you want to use a place for:

  • selling alcohol
  • selling hot food or drink between 11pm and 5am

You may also require a licence if you are putting on regulated entertainment such as live or recorded music, indoor sports events, plays, films or other events.

Our licensing policy shows how we make decisions about applications for licences that involve alcohol, entertainment and late night refreshment. It's based on the Licensing Act 2003 and is effective from 1 August 2018 for a maximum of 5 years.


1. Before you apply

2. Apply

Apply for a new premises licence
Variation of a premises licence
Transfer of a premises licence
Variation of a designated premises supervisor
Club premises certificate
Late night levy
Make a complaint about a licensed premises
Notification of interest in a premises
Expedited / summary licence reviews
Interim authority notice