We recommend that you read the guidance notes before making the application.
Applications can be submitted and paid for on-line or sent to the licensing team by post with your payment. If the application is sent by post you will also need to send a copy of the application to each of the responsible authorities.
The Variation Application Fee
The variation application fees are based on the non domestic rateable value (RV) of the premises. To find out a premises non domestic rateable value please go to the Valuation Office Agency website.
Once you know the rateable value please see the schedule of fees to find out which fee band you premises falls within and how much you will have to pay.
If applying online you will need a debit or credit card. We accept MasterCard and Visa credit and debit cards.
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If you look at your browser window you will see an unbroken key or lock which shows you the website area is secure. We do not store your credit card or debit card details. Once you have completed this transaction we do not keep your credit card details on our servers.
Before you apply for a Full Variation of a Premises Licence
You'll need to provide copies of the following:
- Full Variation of a Premises Licence application form
- Current premises licence
- Premises plan (required if the application is to vary the layout of the premises)
- Site Notice (optional)
- Consent form of DPS (required if the application is to add the sale of alcohol)
- Licence fee (see Schedule of fees)
If you do not have electronic copies, scanned documents are acceptable, providing the relevant information is clear. If you're unable to provide electronic versions of these documents you will be unable to apply online.
After you apply for a Full Variation of a Premises Licence
You must now advertise your application by means of a notice displayed at the premises for 28 consecutive days starting the day after the application was made, and by publishing a copy of the notice in a local newspaper circulating within the Kensington and Chelsea area within 10 working days of the day the application was made. Please refer to the site notice and newspaper notice templates for further details
We will acknowledge receipt of your application normally within 3 working days and let you know the next steps.