Please read our information about a provisional statement before you apply.

How to apply

To apply for a provisional statement you'll need to complete a provisional statement application form and send this to us. 

If your applying for a provisional statement for a vessel then you should complete the provisional statement for a vessel application form instead. You'll need to tell us additional information about the vessel.

You'll need to give:

  • your details
  • details of the premises
  • times of operation
  • a detailed plan of the proposed premises. You can find out more about this in our guidance for plans


You must put up public notices at the premises with 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.

Responsible authorities

You'll need to give notice of the application to each of the other responsible authorities. You'll need to fill either a:

and send a copy to each of the responsible authorities listed in our guide.


You'll be charged a fee for this application. Please make sure you are aware of how much this will cost.