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Sex Establishment Licence

Any sex shop, sex cinema or sexual entertainment venue (which falls outside of the permitted exemptions) will require a sex establishment licence.

Section 2 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 enables us to adopt, by resolution, the provisions of Schedule 3 of the Act which covers the licensing of sex shops. We have adopted this Schedule.

Section 27 of the Policing and Crime Act 2009 (the 2009 Act) reclassified lap dancing clubs and similar venues as sexual entertainment venues, giving us the power to regulate these venues as sex establishments under the 1982 Act.


Please contact us before you apply. After you have applied, download and complete the Sex Establishment Licence Application Form. You can also refer to our Sex Establishment Policy for more information.

When applying, please include the current fee of £1,500. Any cheques can be made payable to Blaby District Council.

If you have any questions you can contact us using the form at the bottom of this page.

Last updated 19 December 2022
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