Premises 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.

Click here here for details of what activities require a licence


The quickest way to apply is online, alternativley you can submitt direct to the Council. If applications are sent via the post you must ensure that you also submit to all of the responsible authorities. Click here for the responsible authoirty list

The Council forms can be submitted in person or by post to:

Licensing Department, Selby District Council, Civic Centre, Doncaster Road, Selby, North Yorkshire, YO8 9FT.

Application Forms

Apply for a premises licence on GOV.UK

Notification of an interest in premises:

Apply for a premises licence

Apply for a club certificate

Apply for a provisional statement

Apply to vary a premises licence

Make a minor variation to a premises licence

Apply to vary a designated premises supervisor on a premises licence

Apply to transfer a premises licence

Surrendering a Premises Licence

Interim Authority Notice

Application for a designated premises supervisor to be disapplied

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 (ie 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.

Click here for the application to review of a premises 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