Premises applications should be made well before your licence is required. On average 5 to 6 weeks is required to allow for public notification, processing, statutory reporting on your application, and issuing of a District Licensing Committee (DLC) decision on your licence.
- This includes taking account of all non-working day periods including as explained above.
- The time period required for processing may be longer if there are oppositions from the agencies or objections from the public received for your application or if you have not supplied all the information required to assess your application.
Premises applications made in November/December:
- If you want to receive a decision on your application before the Christmas period please ensure you have your application lodged with us at the beginning of November at the latest due to the non-working day period from 20 December to 15 January each year.
- This is our busiest time of the year for processing all types of applications.
Renewal of premises licences and managers certificates
Renewal applications (external link)for licences and certificates should be lodged 20 working days before the expiry date of the current licence or certificate. In no case may the application be filed after the licence or certificate has expired.
If no renewal is received by the expiry date your licence or certificate automatically expires.
For premises licences: if you allow your licence to expire, it means you can no longer sell or supply alcohol or have it consumed or displayed on your premises.
You cannot renew an expired licence or certificate and you will need to make a new application.