Apply for a Premises Licence Grant


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 Premises Licence Fees

The Premises Licence 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 site.  
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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Before you apply for a Premises Licence Grant

As part of your application for a Premises Licence Grant, you will need to provide the following:

  • Premises Licence Grant Application Form 
  • Premises plan (see Guidance for applicants - Submissions of plans)
  • Consent form of premises supervisor (This is mandatory if the licence includes the sale of alcohol)
  • Copy of site notice (optional)
  • Licence fee (See Schedule of fees)


View our Licensing Act Fees web page for cost information.

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 have applied for a Premises Licence Grant

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 window notice and newspaper advert templates for further details

We will acknowledge receipt of your application normally within 3 working days and let you know the next steps.

Last updated: 21 April 2023