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Alcohol and entertainment licences

How do I apply for a premises licence?

Read our guidance (PDF) [299KB] (opens new window) , then complete the application form (PDF) [287KB] (opens new window)

Make sure you:

  • list all the activities that you wish to provide at a premises
  • provide a detailed description explaining how you intend to uphold the four licensing objectives in Section M
  • complete a consent form (PDF) [158KB] (opens new window)  if the sale of alcohol is required; the person to be appointed as the Designated Premises Supervisor should complete the form
  • advertise the application by submitting a public notice (PDF) [114KB] (opens new window)  in a local newspaper and displaying the notice at the premise

You may wish to read our Licensing Policy (PDF) [376KB] (opens new window)  in addition to the guidance provided.

You can pay the fee via:

  • our Pay online page (select Other Payments followed by Licensing - Premises and then the appropriate option from the dropdown menu)
  • our telephone payment line on 01493 846117

The fees are determined by the Licensing Act - how much you pay depends on the rateable value of your premises. You can find the rateable value via GOV.UK Find a business rates valuation (opens new window).

Fees for premises licences
BandRateable value fromRateable value toApplication fee 2022/23Annual fee 2022/23

£87,001 - if premises used primarily for sale of alcohol 2x multiplier applied

E£125,001and over£635£350
E*£125,001 - if premises used primarily for sale of alcohol 3x multiplier appliedand over£1,905£1,050

Additional fees apply for events over 5,000 people - contact the Licensing Team for advice before you apply.

Last modified on 08 April 2024

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