Apply for a premises licence

Apply for a premises licence

If your premises are still under construction

You can apply for a provisional statement while your premises are being built, extended or altered so they can be used for one or more licensable activities. The provisional statement will give you a good idea of how likely you are to gain a premises licence for your premises.

Apply for a provisional statement

A provisional statement does not convert into a premises licence once construction is complete. You still need to apply when your premises are ready.

If your premises are ready

Apply for a premises licence

Include details of the proposed licensable activities, such as sale of alcohol or live music, and give timings.

Outline how you will promote the four licensing objectives:

  1. the prevention of crime and disorder
  2. the prevention of public nuisance
  3. public safety
  4. the protection of children from harm

Your application must include:

  • a scale plan of the premises in the required form
  • a signed copy of the designated premises supervisor consent form (if you’re planning to sell alcohol)
  • proof of your right to work in the United Kingdom (if you're applying as an individual)
  • the relevant fee

Right to appeal

You can appeal against any conditions attached to your licence or a decision made by us within 21 days of receiving the decision on your application. You should apply to the magistrates' court in writing. The Licensing Act does not allow appeals against a suspension notice.