About the provisional statement

About the provisional statement

A provisional statement is a way of checking if we will grant a premises license before you need one. You can apply for a provisional statement if you are: 

  • building or planning to build premises
  • planning to alter a premises

Before you apply

You should read the guidance notes before making the application.

As part of your application for a provisional statement, you will need to provide the following:

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.

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. See the Responsible Authorities - Licensing Act 2003 page for further details.

How much it costs

View our Licensing Act Fees web page for cost information.

After you have applied for a provisional statement

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.

Last updated: 23 February 2023