You need a premises licence if you want to provide any of the following licensable activities on a premises:
Please note: Premises includes a vehicle, vessel or moveable structure. Please visit the full list of licensable activities and exemptions for more information.
Please note: It is an offence to buy alcohol for onward sale or supply from an unapproved UK wholesaler.
You will need your wholesalers unique reference number, which should be displayed on their invoice.
Please note: applicants must not be under 18 years of age.
You can apply for a premises licence by visiting:
Please note: If your application includes the sale of alcohol, amust be completed and specified on the premises licence.
This individual must hold a valid personal licence - alcohol and entertainment.
You need to include a copy of the following:
To keep your licence valid, you will need to pay an annual fee.
Please note: A reminder letter will be sent out to you one month before the due date detailing how to make payment.
A copy of your application must also be advertised to the 8 responsible authorities. We will do this on your behalf if the application is submitted online.
You must also advertise your application in a noticeable location at the premises within a day and the local newspaper within 10 working days.
For an example layout, please download the.
There will be a consultation period of 28 days starting the day after we have received your application.
This time allows objections to be made from the following responsible authorities, a list of the details of the responsible authorities can be found at the bottom of this page:
Objections must be based on the licence not promoting one or more of the following licensing objectives:
If no objections are received during this time, your licence will be granted the day after the end of the consultation period. You will receive your licence within 10 working days.
If objections are made against the application, a hearing will be held within 20 working days from the end of the consultation period. The decision to grant or refuse the application will be decided by the Licensing Sub Committee.
If a hearing is held the licence can be:
A decision is usually made at the end of hearing. We will inform you once a decision has been made, along with the person who made the objection and the chief of police.
Anyone can appeal an application if it is refused.
Appeals must be made to a Magistrates court within 21 days of the decision being made.
To change the activities on an existing licence please visit vary a premises licence or club premises certificate.
If you wish to take over a premises license, you must make an application to transfer a premises licence.
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 - CentralLicensing@lancashire.pnn.police.uk
Fire and Rescue
Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service, Preston Fire Safety Department, Blackpool Road, Preston, PR1 6US
Telephone - 01772 556506
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Divisional Manager (Development Control), Environmental Services, Town Hall, Lancaster Road, PR1 2RL
Telephone - 01772 906580
Email - PlanningDept@preston.gov.uk
Environmental Services (Noise and Nuisance) Town Hall, Lancaster Road, PR1 2RL
Telephone - 01772 906151
Email - EHsupportteam@preston.gov.uk
Protection of Children
Lancashire Safeguarding Children's, Board Manager, Room 503, Eastcliffe JDO, Preston, PR1 3JP
Telephone - 01772 530283
Email - email@example.com
Lancashire County Council, Trading Standards, Licensing Act 2003, Room D21 County Hall, Pitt Street, Preston, PR1 8XB.
Telephone - 01772 534373
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Lancashire County Council, Public Health - Licensing, First Floor, Christ Church Precinct, County Hall, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 8XJ
Email - PHLicensing@lancashire.gov.uk
Home Office (Immigration Enforcement)
Alcohol Licensing Team, Lunar House, 40 Wellesley Road, Croydon, CR9 2BY
Email - Alcohol@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk
For the following services
Health & Safety Executive, Licensing applications, Redgrave Court, Merton Road, Bootle, Merseyside, L20 THS.
Telephone - 0300 003 1647