Premises licence

What do I do to apply or vary a licence?

Applications can be for a new licence or a variation of the hours or activities of an existing licence.  Each application will be different depending on the type and number of activities applied for. Click here for guidance on how to apply.

An applicant will always be required to give notice of their application to a list of responsible authorities, which are statutory bodies including the Police, Fire Service, Environmental Health  (The list is below).

An applicant will also be required to advertise their application, both on the premises, and in a local newspaper, to make both residents and businesses aware.

Application fees for premises licences applications and club premises certificates depend on the non-domestic rateable value of the premises, which is also used to calculate business rates. This value can be found through VOA. Premises that do not have a rateable value such as schools, church halls, open spaces and residential properties will automatically fall into the lowest fee band. Click here for premises licence fee information.

From the day an application for a new licence or variation is made, there is a 28-day consultation period to enable either any of the responsible authorities or any other persons to make representations in respect of the application.  These can either support or oppose the application.

After 28 days, if no objections have been made, the licence can be granted. If an objection has been made, the application will usually be referred to a hearing of the Licensing of Alcohol and Gambling Sub-Committee to be decided.

**Please be aware that some variations have shorter consultation periods. Please check with licensing for this and what colour paper the notice should be.

Do I need a licence?

Click here to see what is licensable

Application Forms

The quickest way to apply is online, this way the application is sent to the Licensing team and all of the responsible authorities, alternatively you can submit by post, but if applications are sent via the post you must ensure that you submit the application to all of the responsible authorities. Click here for the Responsible Authority List and the Licensing department, Civic Centre, Doncaster Road, Selby, YO8 9FT

Apply for a premises licence

Click here to apply for a premises licence online

Click here to download a copy of the premise licence application

Click here to download the DPS consent form

Click here to download a copy of the newspaper notice you will be required to publish

​Click here for the site notice that you will need to display at the premises (A4 light blue paper)

Notification of an interest in premises:

Click here to apply for a notification of interest online

Click here to download a copy of the notification of interest application

Club premises certificate

Click here to download a copy of the Club premises application 

Apply for a provisional statement

Click here to download the provisional statement application 

Apply to vary a premises licence

Click here to vary a premises licence online

Click here to download a copy of the application to vary a premises licence

​Click here to download the notice you need to display on the premises

Click here to download the newspaper notice 

Make a minor variation to a premises licence

Click here to apply for a minor variation online

Click here to download a copy of the minor variation application

Apply to vary a designated premises supervisor on a premises licence

Click here to download the DPS consent form

Click here to download the application

Click here to apply to vary a DPS online

Apply to transfer a premises licence

Click here to apply to transfer a premises licence online

Click here to download the transfer application 

Click here to download the Consent to Transfer 

If you are transferring a premises licence which holds a gaming notification currently it will lapse and you will need too apply for a new one before using any gaming machines (maximum of 2 category C or D). 

If the premises being transferred currently has a gaming permit for more than 2 gaming machines you can transfer this. 

Click here to download required for gaming machine notifications and permits

Surrendering a Premises Licence

Click here to let us know that you no longer require a premises licence and wish to surrender the licence.

Interim Authority Notice

Click here to apply online for an interim authority notice

Click here to download a copy of the application for an interim authority notice

Apply to disapply the condition of requiring a DPS

Click here to apply to disapply the DPS condition online

Click here to download a copy of the application to disapply

Policy

Click here for the Council's statement of licensing policy

Additional information

The licence can be granted with or without additional conditions. Licensable activities listed in the application can be excluded or the application can be rejected.

If an interested party or responsible authority comments or makes a representation against an application, we will have a hearing. We will serve a notice of our decision to the applicant, any person who has made relevant representations (i.e. representations that were not deemed frivolous or vexatious) and the chief of police.

An interested party or responsible authority may also apply to the licensing authority to review the premises licence, in which case we will have a hearing.

Review a Premises Licence

Click here to download the application to review a licence

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.

Premises Licence Register

Click here to view the register