Apply for a club premises certificate

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Last updated: 16 April 2024

About the club premises certificate

You may need to apply for a club premises certificate if you’re a social, sporting or political members club. 

You need a certificate to:

  • sell or supply alcohol to members or guests
  • provide regulated entertainment, like musical performances or film screenings to members or guests

Before you apply

You should read the guidance notes before making the application.

Before you apply for a club premises certificate we need some information about:

You can scan documents if you do not have electronic copies. You must make sure the information is readable.

You can apply and pay online or by post. You must include all supporting information.

If you apply by post, you also need to send a copy of the application form to each of the responsible authorities.

How much it costs

The cost of your application is based on the non-domestic rateable value (RV) of the premises. You can find out what this is by checking your business rates valuation online.  

When you know what your RV is, you need to check the schedule of fees. This will tell you which band your premises fall into and how much you have to pay.

We accept MasterCard and Visa credit and debit cards for online payments.

View our Licensing Act Fees web page for cost information.

After you have applied for a club premises certificate

You must display a notice at the premises for 28 days after you made your application. You also need to publish a copy of the notice in a local newspaper within 10 working days of the application. This must circulate within the Kensington and Chelsea area.

We will let you know that we have received your application within 3 working days and tell you what to do next.

Apply for a club premises certificate


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Last updated: 23 February 2023