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How to apply for a premises licence

To provide sales of alcohol, regulated entertainment or late night refreshment, you will need to apply for authorisation from the local licensing authority.

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We will process your application as quickly as possible and, in any event, within the following timescales:

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Application for a premises licence

A premises licence authorises the use of premises for "licensable activities". Please note: If you are applying to sell/supply alcohol, you will also need to provide the consent to be nominated as the Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS) form (this is on the GOV.UK site) . If you already have this form, please attach it as supporting documentation when you complete the new premises licence form.
 
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28 calendar followed by 20 working

YES

Apply to vary a premises licence

A premises licence holder may apply to the authority to vary their licence. Variations could include alterations to the opening times of the premises or changes to the physical shape of the premises covered by the licence. More probably, it will relate to the licensable activities of the licence or conditions attached to the licence. (The following form is on the GOV.UK site)

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28 calendar followed by 20 working

YES

Application for minor variation to a premises or club licence

It is now possible to make small changes to your premises licence or club premises certificate through the Minor Variation process, which is cheaper, easier and quicker than the full variation process. The test for whether a proposed variation is 'minor' is whether it could impact adversely on any of the four licensing objectives - see below. For further details, refer to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport guidance notes: Minor Variations to premises licences or club premises certificates.. (The following form is on the GOV.UK site)
 
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14 calendar

YES

Application to transfer a premises licence

​Use this form if you are applying to have the premises licence transferred to you.​ The form is on the GOV.UK site. The form is on the GOV.UK site.

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Consent for the transfer of a premises licence number​

As a premises licence holder, use this form, which is on the GOV.UK site, to give your consent for the transfer of your premises licence number to a named transferee.​

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14 calendar

YES

Application to vary an individual as designated premises supervisor​

Being the premises licence holder, use this form, which is on the GOV.UK site, to apply to vary a premises licence by naming an individual as the premises supervisor under Section 37 of the Licensing Act 2003. 

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14 calendar

YES

Consent to be nominated as the designated premises supervisor

​The Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS) is a personal licence holder specified in the premises licence. The purpose of the DPS is to ensure there is always one specified individual who can be identified as a person in a position of authority at a premises.​ The following form is on the GOV.UK site.

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14 calendar

YES

Request to be removed as a Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS)

Please use this form, which is on the GOV.UK site, to confirm if you wish to be removed as the Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS) for a given premises.

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Five working

YES

Application to disapply (remove) the Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS) provisions

Where a premises is selling alcohol, the Licensing Act 2003 allows for the mandatory requirement to have a Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS) to be disapplied in relation to a premises licences held by a "community" type premises such as, for example, a church hall, chapel hall, village hall, parish hall, community hall or other similar building. The following form is on the GOV.UK site.

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10 working

YES

Interim authority notice

The Licensing Act 2003 provides special arrangements for the continuation of permissions under a premises licence when the holder of a licence dies suddenly or becomes bankrupt or mentally incapable. The Act provides for the licence to be capable of being reinstated in a discrete period of time in certain circumstances. The following form is on the GOV.UK site.

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14 calendar

YES

Notification of an interest in premises under Section 178

Use this form, which is on the GOV.UK site, to supply details if you have a legal interest in the premises as freeholder or leaseholder or you are the legal mortgagee in respect of the premises or you are in occupation of the premises.

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Five working

YES

Provisional statement

This "statement" can be applied for under Section 29 where premises are being, or about to be constructed for licensable activities. This will give the owner some reassurance about whether a licence would be granted if the premises were built as set out in the application for the provisional statement. The following form is on the GOV.UK site.

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28 calendar followed by 20 working

YES

Notification of change of name or address

The holder of a premises licence must, as soon as is reasonably practicable, notify the licensing authority of any change in their name or address. Where the designated premises supervisor under a premises licence is not the holder of the licence, they may also notify the licensing authority of any changes in their name or address. Where the designated premises supervisor under a premises licence gives notice in these circumstances, they must, as soon as is reasonably practicable, give the holder of the premises licence a copy of their notification. The following form is on the GOV.UK site.

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14 calendar

YES

Make annual payment for a premises licence

Once a licence has been issued, an annual fee is payable on the anniversary of the grant of the licence. An invoice will be raised by the council and sent directly to the licence holder when the fee is due. Once the invoice is received, you may make your payment.

Club certificate / premises licence payable on the anniversary of the grant of the licenceBandNon-domestic rateable value Fees
 ANil to £4,300 £70
 B£4,301 to £33,000 £180
 C£33,001 to £87,000 £295
(premises not primarily used for the supply/sale of alcohol for consumption on the premises) D£87,001 to £125,000 £320
(premises primarily used for the supply/sale of alcohol for consumption on the premises) D£87,001 to £125,000 £640
(premises not primarily used for the supply/sale of alcohol for consumption on the premises) E£125,001 and above £350
(premises primarily used for the supply/sale of alcohol for consumption on the premises) E£125,001 and above£1050
 

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