A Premises Licence is required for any premises where it is intended to provide gambling facilities. The types of Licence available are as follows:
Except in the case of a track, a Premises Licence may not authorise the use of premises for activities of more than one of the types listed above. A Licence may not be issued in respect of premises if those premises already have a Premises Licence in effect.
In addition, there are Unlicensed Family Entertainment Centres, which only need a Permit but are limited to making available Category D gaming machines. (See annex 1 for gaming machine categories)
An application for a Premises Licence may only be made by persons (which includes companies or partnerships):-
It should be noted that “premises” includes ‘any place’ in particular vehicles and vessels.
When applying to the Licensing Authority for a premises licence the following must be submitted:-
Once you have sent your completed application, with all the necessary documentation to the Licensing Section and the notices to the statutory consultees, the statutory consultees then have 28 days to make any representations to the Licensing Section. You will also have to advertise your application (if varying or applying for a new licence), allowing interested parties an opportunity to comment on your application.
The Licensing Authority will endeavour to acknowledge receipt of your application within five working days.
If no representations are made to the application the licence will be granted on expiry of the consultation period.
If relevant representations are made the application will be referred to the Licensing and Gambling Sub Committee for consideration. The applicant will be given notice of the hearing date.
Yes. 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.
Please contact us in the first instance for details of how to appeal.
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.
If you have a complaint or concern about a Premises Licence please contact us.
If you are in the UK, advice is available from Consumer Direct.
If you are outside the UK, advice if available from the UK European Consumer Centre.
No. The register is available for inspection in person, by appointment only, at the Licensing Office in Millers Lane, Burton upon Trent. Alternatively, requests can be made for extracts of the register to be sent via post or e-mail. However a charge may be made for this service.
Should you experience any difficulty in applying on-line, please contact us.