A Premises Licence is a licence granted in relation to a specific premises. Specified on the licence will be the nature of the licensable activities, the hours of operation related to those activities and any applicable conditions.
A Premises Licence will last for the lifetime of the business, unless the application is for a licence over a shorter period of time, the premises licence holder details change or the licence is cancelled, surrendered or revoked.
You can apply and pay for premises licences online. Payment can be made by debit or credit card. For current fees, see: Licence fees .
- Notice 1 : Public notice of application for grant/variation of premises licence / club premises certificate [PDF 159KB]
To be displayed on the Premises, please refer to guidance notes.
- Notice 2: Notice of application for grant/variation of premises licence/club premises certificate [PDF 412KB]
To be completed and placed in the relevant newspaper, please refer to guidance notes.
- Notice 3: Certificate of posting a public notice [PDF 32KB]
Declaration that Notice 1 has been displayed on the Premises (to be returned to Licensing Unit).
- Licencing Act 2003 - Applying for a Premises Licence [PDF 331KB]
- List of responsible authorities [PDF 61KB]
Making a representation
The Licensing Act 2003 allows residents or businesses to make representations for or against the operation of the business for which a licence is being applied .
Local residents and businesses in the vicinity of the premises may make representations, providing they are relevant to any of the licensing objectives which are:
- the prevention of crime and disorder;
- public safety;
- the prevention of public nuisance;
- and the protection of children from harm.
Representations must be submitted, in writing, by interested parties within 28 days, beginning the day after the date on which the application was given to the Licensing Authority.
Representation should be sent to: