Apply for a New Premises Licence

We grant premises licenses for businesses selling and supplying alcohol and late night refreshments, and that provide entertainment.

Apply Online

You can apply online on the GOV.UK website but you will need to be able to electronically attach all the required supporting documents. 

You will need to download the Guidance Booklet and Notices below to assist you with your application. The Booklet explains fees, how to complete the application and the process.

The Designated Premises Supervisor also needs to have a Personal Licence.

Apply by Post

If you are unable to apply online you can download the application form below and the additional Guidance Booklet and Notices to assist you with your request.  

Annual Fee

An annual fee is required to maintain your licence that is payable to the Licensing Authority. The fee is based on the non-domestic rateable value (NDRV) of the premises. Details are listed in the Guidance Booklet.

Cheques should be made payable to Eastbourne Borough Council. To set up a Direct Debit or to pay over the phone by card contact us. You can also pay by cash if you come into the Council offices at 1 Grove Road.


application/pdfForm of Consent for Designated Premises Supervisor (46KB)Download
 Download the consent form to be completed by the person the applicant wishes to be the Designated Premises Supervisor at a licensed premises in Eastbourne
application/pdfLicensing Act 2003 Guidance Booklet for Applicants (1.13MB)Download
 Download guidance for applicants for Licences in Eastbourne under the Licensing Act 2003
application/pdfNewspaper Public Notice of New Premises Licence (77KB)Download
 Download template for Newspaper Public Notice to be placed at least once in a local newspaper in Eastbourne within 10 working days from the day after giving your application to us.
application/pdfPostal Application for New Premises Licence (204KB)Download
 Download the form to apply by post for a new premises licence in Eastbourne under the Licensing Act 2003. Before completing the form you should read 'The new licensing system: a guide to the changes'
application/pdfSite Notice of New Premises Licence Application (82KB)Download
 Download template for a site notice for a new premises licence application in Eastbourne. To be printed on light blue paper and displayed prominently on the outside of the premises for at least 28...

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