Licensing

    Application for the Review of Licences

    Review of Premises Licences


    Due to Coronavirus temporary arrangements for Taxi trade - renewals only - are in place.

    With the lockdown restrictions currently in place, the Licensing Team have been receiving enquiries from licensed premises regarding off-sales of alcohol and the correct procedure for doing this, to ensure the rules aren’t broken. Please see some FAQs that provides some information on providing off-sales of alcohol if you are a licensed premises. If you have any further queries, please contact the Licensing Team.


    This page gives details of all the different types of licences that are needed for either business or personal use, and how they may be obtained. It also highlights certain activities that do not need licences.

    If you have any concerns about the behaviour or activity of a licensed retailer or operator please contact ehlicensing@staffordbc.gov.uk or telephone 01785 619745.

    Stafford Borough Council is the licensing authority for the administration and enforcement of the Licensing Act 2003 and associated orders and regulations within its area. The Act regulates:-

    • the sale of alcohol
    • the supply of alcohol by or on behalf of a club
    • the provision of regulated entertainment
    • the provision of late night refreshment

    The Act requires that the Licensing Authority prepares and publishes a statement of its licensing policy every five years. Before determining its policy for any five-year period, the Authority is required to undertake a public consultation exercise on the proposed policy.

    Taxi and Private Hire Vehicle Licences

    Unlicensed taxi or private hire vehicles are not only illegal - they could be dangerous

    An unlicensed taxi will not have been examined by Stafford Borough Council for safety and roadworthiness. It might not even have a current MOT or insurance.

    Catering Licences

    Entertainment and Gambling Licences

    Other Licences

    Animal Licences

    Other Information

    Everything we do not licence.

    More information about Staffordshire Highways and any related licensing or legal issues may be found in the Transport and Highways section of the Staffordshire County Council website.

    For information regarding Safety Advisory Groups, please see our Safety Advisory Group Terms of Reference under Related Documents

    If the information you require is not here, it may be obtained from the Staffordshire County Council website or on 0300 111 8000.

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