Please read our information about premises licences before you apply.

How to apply

You can apply for a premises licence online.

You'll need to include:

  • your details
  • details of the licensable activities you want to provide at the premises and the times when you would like to be able to provide them
  • your opening hours
  • a detailed plan of the premises.  You can find out more about this in our guidance for plans
  • the steps that you will take to promote the four licensing objectives - these will be attached to your licence as conditions and you may find our GN6 guidance helpful with this
  • if you are applying to sell alcohol you'll need to name a designated premises supervisor (DPS) - the DPS must give their consent as they will be responsible for alcohol sales at the premises.  The DPS can give their consent online and we will need to receive this at the same time as your application.
  • copies of documents demonstrating a right to work in the UK for every individual applicant and every applicant applying as part of a partnership.  You can scan these in and attach them with your application.  You can find out which documents to send in the notes at the end of the application form.


You must put up public notices at the premises giving details of the application.  

A copy of that notice must also be advertised in a local newspaper.

More information and a template to follow are in our guidance for the display of notices.


You'll be charged a fee that's based on the rateable value of the premises. Please make sure you are aware of how much this will cost.