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Sex establishment licence


If you want to run a sex shop or adult cinema you will need a Sex Establishment Licence.

How do I apply for a Sex Establishment Licence?

How do you decide whether to give a licence?

The application must be advertised for a period of 28 days. If no objections are received within this period, the licence will be granted. If objections are received the application may be referred to the Licensing Committee to determine.

How long does a licence last?

The licence will be granted for 12 months after which it will need to be renewed annually.

How much does a licence cost?

The cost of a new licence is £2,000.

What sex establishment licences are currently open for representation?

Details of current applications are listed in the table below. 

If a representation is to be submitted, either supporting or objecting to an application, it is advisable (where possible) to email the representation to rather than sending by post.

The full application of any of those listed in the table below can be viewed by emailing the Licensing Team.

Summary of licence applications
Premise address      Type of applicationClosing date for representations

OMG Adultworld (previously known as Private Shop)

3 Howard Street North, Great Yarmouth, NR30 1PD

Applicant: Mr Stephen Leinster

Renewal 21 February 2023

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