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Transferring a Gambling Premises Licence

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You can apply to us for a premises licence to be transferred to your name.

How much is the transferred licence?

  • Small Casino - £1,800
  • Bingo premises - £1,200
  • Adult gaming centre premises - £1,200
  • Family entertainment centre premises - £950
  • Betting premises - £1,200
  • Track premises - £950

For additional costings please visit the Gambling fees page. 

Gambling fees

How to apply

Complete the Icon for pdf transfer a gambling premises licence application form [51.51KB] here and return to us:

Licensing Services
Environmental Health Department
Town Hall
Lancaster Road

Payment can be made card through the licensing office on 01772 906910 (option 1) using a debit or credit card.

What to include

  • The correct gambling fee
  • time the transfer is to take effect
  • written statement from the licence holder consenting to the transfer
  • premises licence, or both:
    • a statement explaining why it is not reasonably practicable to produce the licence
    • an application by the licensee for the issue of a copy of the licence

You can download a Icon for pdf transfer responsible authorities form A [21.43KB] for individual applicants or Icon for pdf transfer responsible authorities form B [24.91KB] for an organisation of multiple persons.

List of responsible authorities

When making an application to transfer a premises licence, only the authorities listed below need to be informed.


Licensing Unit, Lancashire Police, Preston Divisional Headquarters, Lancaster Road Noth, Preston, PR1 2SA.

Telephone - 01772 209794 extension 5. Email -

Licensing Unit website

Gambling Commission

Victoria Square House, Victoria Square, Birmingham.

Telephone - 0121 230 6666, email -

Gambling Commission website

Protection of Children

Lancashire Safeguarding Children's, Board Manager, Room 503, Eastcliffe JDO, Preston, PR1 3JP.

Telephone - 01772 530283, email -

Lancashire County Council website

HM Revenue and Customs

Betting and Gaming, National Registration Unit, Portcullis House, 21 India Street, Glasgow, G2 4PZ.

Telephone - 0141 555 3633, email - nrubetting&

 HM Revenue and Customs website

Licensing Services

Environmental Health Department, Town Hall, Lancaster Road, PR1 2RL.

Telephone - 01772 906911, email -

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