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Licensing Alcohol and Entertainment

    Information, guidance, application forms and links to helpful external websites for further information.

    Who needs a licence?

    Any business or organisation that sells/supplies alcohol on a permanent basis needs a Premises Licence.

    Anyone who plans to sell/supply alcohol or authorise the sale/supply of alcohol must have a Personal Licence.  Any personal licence held, that expired on or after the 1 April 2015, does not need to be renewed as the original licence will not expire.

    How much does a licence cost?

    The licence fee is based on the non-domestic rateable value (NDRV) of the premises. You can check your rateable value at the Valuation Office Agency website.  Fees and Charges 2018 (pdf 832kb) available online.

    You will have to pay an additional fee where premises exclusively or primarily sell alcohol, as well as the application fee. You will also need to pay an annual renewal fee to the council.

    The fee is for the application, and not the granting of the Licence, so please ensure that the form is filled in correctly, as no refunds will be given.

    How do I apply for a licence?

    You will need to complete an application form and send it to the council, along with the correct fee. Depending on the type of application you are making you may also be required to send hard copies to the police and other "Responsible Authorities".

    Apply for a Premises Licence
    Apply for a Personal Licence
    Apply for a Provisional Statement
    Apply for a Designated Supervisor to be disapplied
    Tell us about a minor change to your premises (Minor Variation)
    Apply to vary your Premises Licence
    Notify us of an interest in premises under section 178
    Tell us about a change to your existing interim authority notice
    Tell us about a change to your existing consent to transfer
    Notify us of your request to be removed as a designated premises supervisor
    Tell us about a change to your existing consent to be designated
    Tell us about a change to your existing application to vary a premises licence to specify an individual as designated premises supervisor
    Notify us of a change of name or address
    Make an annual payment for a premises licence
    Apply for a temporary event notice

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