A responsible authority or any other person can in certain circumstances call for a review of a current premises licence or club certificate if a premises isn't operating in a way that promotes the four licensing objectives: 

  • the prevention of crime and disorder
  • public safety
  • the prevention of public nuisance
  • the protection of children from harm

Following a review a premises may:

  • have conditions added to their licence
  • have the activities or times that the licence covers reduced 
  • in extreme cases be closed down

How to apply

If you want to apply for a review of a premises licence please contact us first to discuss this.

An application for a review can't be made anonymously.  It's important that the licence holder is able to respond to an application for a review. If there are genuine concerns about possible intimidation an individual could consider asking the police, or another appropriate responsible authority to apply for a review on their behalf.


Anyone can call for a review but please be aware that we can reject an application if the grounds for the review do not relate to one or more of the licensing objectives. We can also reject the application if we consider it to be frivolous, vexatious or a repetition.


Before you apply you'll need to read our guide to a review.  This tells you more about:

  • whether your concern could be effectively dealt with outside of the formal review
  • things you may want to consider when seeking a review
  • how to fill in the application form


Public register

You can view details of existing premises licences, club premises certificates and a list of current applications on our licensing public register.