You need a certificate to sell or supply alcohol, or provide regulated entertainment (like musical performances or film screenings) to members or guests. If you're running a business, you must apply for a premises licence instead
Application fees depend on the rateable value of the premises. If your premises doesn't have a rateable value eg schools, community halls or open spaces, your premises will fall into the lowest fee band.
|Band||Rateable value of business||Application fee||Annual fee|
|A||£0 - £4,300||£100||£70|
|B||£4,301 - £33,000||£190||£180|
|C||£33,001 - £87,000||£315||£295|
|D||£87,001 - £125,000||£450||£320|
You will be charged the annual fee until you surrender your certificate.
Download, complete, and return the declaration and application form with payment to the address shown on the form. You may need to send in a new plan for your premises.
You must send copies of your application to the police and other responsible authorities.
You can also pay by credit or debit card by calling us on 01303 853660.
You'll need to display a notice of application at your premises.
This gives local residents and businesses 28 days to read your proposal and make representations if they wish.
We'll process your application in 24 hours and if there are no representations at the end of the 28 day representation period, we'll issue your licence 24 hours later.
If there are representations, the Licensing Sub-Committee will hold a hearing, which all parties will be invited to attend. At the hearing, the Licensing Sub-Committee will decide either to grant or reject your application.
We will write to you to confirm the decision, and tell you what you can do if you wish to appeal.