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Premises licence


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New licence

You need a premises licence if you want to provide licensable activities such as sell alcohol, serve hot food between 11pm and 5am or provide entertainment.

Before you start

  • must be 18 or over
  • have an appointed designated premises supervisor (DPS) who holds a personal licence
  • provide a plan of the premises
  • details of an operating schedule (opening times, licensable activities including the times and if alcohol is being sold for drinking on or off the premises or both)

A copy of your application must be sent to all the responsible authorities who act on behalf of the public.

Variation to licence

You can submit a full variation or a minor variation on your existing premises licence.

Minor variations include:

  • slightly amending the operating times
  • add regulated entertainment and late night refreshments as licensable activities
  • small changes to the premises layout or structure
  • removing conditions which are out of date or invalid
  • moving the hours you serve alcohol

Application for a minor variation

Make a big change to your existing premises licence by:

  • changing when the licensable activities take place
  • applying for more licensable activities
  • making major changes to the layout or structure

Application for a variation


The licence fee is based on the rateable value of the premises which is set by the valuation office.

Check your business’s rateable value

A multiplier is added to premises in band D and E when a business is mainly supplying alcohol.

Rateable value bandFeeMultiplier
A: up to £4,299£100£0
B: £4,300 to £33,000£190£0
C: £33,001 to £87,000£315£0
D: £87,001 to £125,000£450£900
E: £125,001 and above£635£1,905

If your premises is being built or having alterations, you can apply for a provisional statement  which tells you if you’re likely to be granted a premises licence. This also allows you to apply for a new or variation premises licence before the premises is ready to be used for licensable activities.

Contact details

Licensing, Doughty road depot, Doughty road, North East Lincolnshire, DN32 0LL


Telephone: 01472 326299 option 2

Opening times: Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5pm, except bank holidays