New premises licence
A premises licence is the usual way a business will authorise their premises to carry on licensable activities.
Guidance and application
If you want to apply for a premises licence, you should read our premises licence guidance. You are also encouraged to contact us by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, before submitting your application.
Applications are submitted using the GOV.UK website.
Advertising your application
You must advertise your application at the premises for the full 28 day consultation period, which starts the day after the day you serve your application. This notice must be on pale blue paper.
You must also arrange for this notice to be published in a local newspaper within the first 10 working days of the consultation period.
Full details of the advertising requirements are in the premises licence guidance .
You should check with us that you have planning permission for the particular use of the premises. It is advisable to do this before submitting a licensing application.
Premises licence fees
The fees for an application are based on the non-domestic rateable value (NDRV) of the premises and are set by central government. You will find the rateable value for your premises by visiting the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) website. Further information about fees can be found in the Licensing Act fees guidance.
If you carry on a licensable activity without an authorisation, you commit a criminal offence and the penalty is severe- imprisonment for 6 months, an unlimited fine or both. If you have any questions about whether what you propose to do is a licensable activity, you should contact us by email to email@example.com
Designated premises supervisor
If you want to sell alcohol under a premises licence, you must specify an individual as the designated premises supervisor (DPS). This person must hold a personal licence and is the person who should be in day to day control of the premises.
You will need to provide the consent to be designated of the person you want to be the DPS. You can download the form and attach to your application for a premises licence.