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Apply for an alcohol and entertainment premises licence

If you run any of the following establishments, you will probably need a Premises Licence:

  • Public house
  • Off licence
  • Take-away
  • Mobile food van

Any of the following can apply for a Premises Licence:

  • A person who carries on a business in the premises to which the application relates.
  • A recognised club (please note : Some clubs qualify for a slightly simpler alternative to the Premises Licence - a Club

Premises Certificate for which there is no need for anyone to hold a Personal Licence).

  • 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 and Wales.
  • Anyone discharging a statutory or function under Her Majesty's prerogative.
  • The proprietor of an educational institute.
  • Any other permitted person as set out in regulation.
  • Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.

A short version of every Premises Licence must be displayed on the relevant premises.

Premises licence fees

Fees are based on the rateable value of the premises to be licensed, which can be checked on the Valuations Office Agency website. If you wish to transfer a licence, the fee is £23.

Apply for a premises licence

The Government introduced changes to the licensing regime which took effect on 6 April 2017.

The changes are set out in the Licensing Act 2003 (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2017

Changes have been made to the forms which are used to apply for personal licences, designated premises supervisor (DPS) variations, new licences and transfer applications including others below

From 6th April 2017, any applicants applying for a Premises licence must submit further documentation to demonstrate entitlement to live and work in the UK

Please contact the  licensing department  at licensing@swindon.gov.uk  or on 01793 466331 to request  forms whilst the web site is  being updated 

How to pay for a premises licence

Pay for a Premises Licence online

Apply for additional licences and variations

The following application forms are available where an existing licence needs to be varied (i.e. amended).

Premises licence variation

Please contact the  licensing department  at licensing@swindon.gov.uk  or on 01793 466331 to request  forms whilst the web site is  being updated

Vary designated premises supervisor

Please contact the  licensing department  at licensing@swindon.gov.uk  or on 01793 466331 to request  forms whilst the web site is  being updated

The fee for this variation is £23.

Transfer of ownership of the licence

Please contact the  licensing department  at licensing@swindon.gov.uk  or on 01793 466331 to request  forms whilst the web site is  being updated

The fee for this variation is £23. Alternatively, you may simply apply for an additional Premises Licence, as there is no limit to how many licences can be held for one property.

Notification of an interest

Please contact the  licensing department  at licensing@swindon.gov.uk  or on 01793 466331 to request  forms whilst the web site is  being updated

The one-off fee for this variation is £21.

Change of address

There is no special form to use when telling us about address changes, you simply need to write in. Please  contact us.

The fee for this variation is £10.50.

Interim authority

Please contact the  licensing department  at licensing@swindon.gov.uk  or on 01793 466331 to request  forms whilst the web site is  being updated

The fee for this variation is £23.

Provisional statement

A Provisional Statement is an alternative to applying for a Premises Licence directly, when new premises are being built or existing premises are being altered dramatically.

Please contact the  licensing department  at licensing@swindon.gov.uk  or on 01793 466331 to request  forms whilst the web site is  being updated

The fee for this variation is £315, regardless of the rateable value.

Disclosure of convictions

Please contact the  licensing department  at licensing@swindon.gov.uk  or on 01793 466331 to request  forms whilst the web site is  being updated

Consent of individual

This form should be used by a person being specified as a Designated Premises Supervisor.

Please contact the  licensing department  at licensing@swindon.gov.uk  or on 01793 466331 to request  forms whilst the web site is  being updated

Further information

This subject is covered by the Licensing Act 2003 - for details please see the Gov.uk website

 

Last updated: 12 April 2017. Was this information helpful?

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