Club premises certificate

Licence Summary

To authorise the supply of alcohol and regulated entertainment in a qualifying club you need a club premises certificate. 

A qualifying club must have:

  • at least 25 members and meet certain conditions as set out in the Licensing Act 2003.
  • not permit a person to be allowed entry to the club, for a minimum of 48 hours after they have requested membership
  • be conducted in good faith and for the benefit of the members

The sale or supply of alcohol is when a club or society purchase alcohol on behalf of their members and supplies the alcohol to their members and sells the alcohol to the member's guests. The stock is then replenished by membership fees.

A club does not need to have a designated premises supervisor.

Click here for the application to apply for a club premises certificate.

You must also submit a declaration  that you are a qualifying club. Click here for that declaration.

If you hold a club premises certificate and any details of the licence change, such as the club name, club rules or registered address, you must let us know. Click here to tell us about a minor variation to a club premises certificate.

For more significant variations to the club premises certificate click here.

Comment on an Application

If you live or work near the premises of a club which has applied for a licence, you may comment on the application before a certificate is granted. If comments are made that are relevant, we will have a hearing to consider the application and the representations. We will give details of the reasons for any outcome of such a hearing, and let you know what happens to the application if you commented on it. If you are not happy with the outcome, you can also appeal against it. Find details of current applications for all licence types.

You can also apply for a review of a club premises certificate. You will need to download this form.

Licensing Policy

Our licensing policy is available to view here - Selby District Council - Licensing Policy.

Fire legislation and guidance for businesses

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 came into effect in October 2006 and replaced over 70 pieces of fire safety law.

The Order applies to all non-domestic premises in England and Wales, including offices, shops, premises that provide care such as care homes and hospitals, community halls, places of worship, pubs/clubs/restaurants, schools, sports centres, hotels, hostels, factories, warehouses and the common parts of blocks of flats or houses in multiple occupation (HMOs). 

Find out more.