Download guidance and application forms for licences to sell alcohol, provide entertainment, or provide late night refreshment under the Licensing Act 2003.
Get help and advice and check what licences are needed for businesses including pubs, clubs, theatres, cinemas, hotels, restaurants, takeaways, supermarkets and off licences.
Find advice for residents on making representations about licence applications.
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In this section...
When Do You Need a Licence? - types of licences explained
Apply for a Licence - how to apply for premises licences, personal licences, or temporary event notices, what you need to enclose and where to send your application. Download forms, or apply and pay securely online.
Publications, Policies and Advice - download our Statement of Licensing Policy and Cumulative Impact Policy. Selling Alcohol Responsibly - download speakers presentations from our free Safe, Sensible, Social seminar for licensees
Advice about Making Representations - questions and answers for residents about the licensing system and what you can do if you are concerned about nearby licensed premises
View Registers of Licence Applications and use our online forms to send us objections to a premises licence application, apply for a review of a premises licence or comment on a licence review
The new licensing system has removed fixed opening hours for the sale of alcohol, transferred the issuing of liquor licences from Magistrates Courts to local councils, and replaced separate public entertainment, cinema, theatre and late night refreshment licences with a single premises licence.