Premises licence or club premises certificate
Licensable activities include:
- selling alcohol
- serving hot food and drinks between 11pm and 5am
You’ll also need a licence if you provide the following types of entertainment:
- theatrical performance
- showing a film
- indoor sporting event
- boxing or wrestling (indoor or outdoor)
- live music
- recorded music
- facilities for making music
- dancing facilities
You still need a licence even if the activities are for charity.
You don’t need a licence for some types of entertainment, including:
- educational or promotional films
- films shown as part of an exhibition in a museum or gallery
- incidental music (live or recorded)
Please read the current section 182 guidance for more information on exemptions.
You must be 18 or over to apply for a premises licence.
You must be, or appoint, a designated premises supervisor (DPS) when you apply for a licence. A DPS must have a personal licence to sell alcohol.
There may be other conditions added to your licence, eg having an age-checking policy if you sell alcohol.
Some premises licence application fees are determined by the Non-domestic rateable value of the premises. The Non-domestic rateable value (NDRV) of any premises can be checked on the Valuation Office Agency (VOA). NDRV is revalued every 5 years. Premises that do not have a non-domestic rateable value are treated as falling into Band A for licensing fee purposes.
- New grant and full variation application fees
- Minor Variation application fee is £89.00
- Transfer premises licence fee is £23.00
- Variation to the designated premises supervisor fee is £23.00
Apply, renew or vary a licence
You will be prompted to create an account before you complete these forms. This is to enable to you to be able to save progress through the form and complete it at a later date if you wish.
If you require a form not listed above please contact your local area who will provide you with a copy of the form and will be happy to accept the completed form via email:
- Daventry: [email protected]
- Northampton: [email protected]
- South Northamptonshire: [email protected]
If you intend on playing recorded music in a public place you may need a Performing Rights Society licence. This is not something that is issued by us.
If you are showing films then you may also need a ‘non-theatrical’ film licence in addition to films being listed on your premises licence. For further information please see showing films in public.