Almost any business in England and Wales that does one or more
of the licensable activities namely the sale of alcohol or the
provision of regulated entertainment, or late night refreshment
will need a premises licence from the local authority.
You can apply for a new premises licence, provisional statement
or interest in a licensed premises, or vary an existing licence
please click on the relevant link below.
Apply by post
You can download the appropriate application pack to apply
Any of the following may apply for a premises licence:
- anyone who carries on a business in the
premises to which the application relates
- a recognised club
- a charity
- a health service body
- a person who is registered under the Care
Standards Act 2000 in relation to an independent hospital
- a chief police officer of a force in England
- anyone discharging a statutory or function
under Her Majesty's prerogative
- a person from an educational institute
- any other permitted person
Applicants must not be under 18 years of age.
You can view the summary
of the regulation relating to this licence for more
Fire risk assessment
Reform Fire Safety Order 2005 places the onus on individuals
within an organisation to carry out risk assessments to identify,
manage and reduce the risk of fire. Where the Order applies to your
premises you must carry out a Fire Risk Assessment and Emergency
Plan and where necessary record the significant findings. An audit
may be carried out by an Officer of the London Fire Brigade in the
near future to inspect the assessment so it must be available at
The London Fire Brigade has prepared guidance on how
to carry out a fire risk
assessment with a method of how to record your significant
findings and an emergency plan.
Will tacit consent apply?
Yes - for the following applications made online and is
unopposed at the end of the consultation period. This means that
you will be able to act as though your application is granted if
you have not heard from the local authority by the end of the
target completion period
Failed application redress
If an application for a licence is refused the failed applicant
can appeal. Appeals are made to a Magistrates' court within
21 days of notice of the decision.
Licence holder redress and consumer complaint
Please contact your Local Authority in the first