Apply for a premises licence

A premises licence is a permanent licence granted in respect of a specific location. It authorises the licence holder to carry on a combination of licensable activities.

Comment on a licence application

When a premises first applies for a licence (or if they apply to vary their licence, or if the licence is reviewed), you can comment on the application to support or oppose it.

What you need to know...

If you wish to comment on an application, you must do it in writing by the advertised date. This is usually 28 days after the application was made.

Representations (comments) will usually be expected to relate to at least one of the licensing objectives. The objectives are:

  • preventing crime and disorder
  • public safety
  • preventing public nuisance
  • protecting children from harm.

There are two ways that you can make a representation on an application:

  1. Through our Public Access page. You can also view current licences and applications in progress.
  2. By submitting your representation via our online form.