Licensing

The following pages include information on licensing premises used for the sale of alcohol, entertainment, late night refreshment, gambling, special treatments, and various other activities. They are divided into sections for businesses, residents and visitors, licensing initiatives, and policy documents.

Applying for licences

Applicants and Businesses

Information and guidance on applying for licences that fall under the Licensing Act 2003, the Gambling Act 2005, Special Treatment licensing and more.

Licensing Act 2003 Licence Fees

Fee information searches

Search licensing registers

Find details of applications received, licences granted, and the conditions attached to each licence.

Residents

Residents and visitors

Information relevant to residents or visitors.

Policy

Licensing policy documents

Read our Statement of Licensing Policy, Statement of Gambling Policy, and Licensing Enforcement Policy.

News

Best Bar None

The annual Best Bar None award seeks to reward licensees who demonstrate excellent management standards.

Licensing News, Initiatives and Consultations

Licensing initiatives undertaken, responses to licensing consultations, changes to legislation and other licensing news.