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Premises Licence

What is a Premises Licence

A premises licence or a club premises certificate is required for premises where any of the following take place:

  • Sale of alcohol by retail
  • Supply of alcohol by or on behalf of a club, or to the order of a member of a club
  • Provision of late-night refreshment
  • Provision of regulated entertainment

The types of entertainment regulated are:

  • Performance of a play
  • An exhibition of a film
  • An indoor sporting event
  • A boxing or wrestling entertainment
  • A contest, exhibition or display which combines boxing or wrestling with one or more martial arts (“combined fighting sports”)
  • A performance of live music
  • Any playing of recorded music
  • A performance of dance
  • Entertainment of a similar description to a performance of live music, any playing of recorded music or a performance of dance

Under the Licensing Act 2003, any premises or place where licensable activities will take place will need to be covered by a licence or notice. If the premises is to sell alcohol, a designated premises supervisor must be named on the application form. This person will authorise the sale of alcohol at the premises and must be a personal licence holder.

Online Application

Application process
  • Choose and complete the appropriate application form and refer to the appropriate guidance notes at all times (information on which forms to choose can be found in the table below)
  • You may wish to contact a member of the Licensing Team to discuss your application before submission
  • Submit the application form or notice along with the correct payment and supporting documents/consent forms (see the checklist at the end of each application/notice). Cheques should be made payable to Blaby District Council
  • Send copies of your application to the appropriate Responsible Authority(s) (see downloads section below for a list of responsible authorities)
  • Advertise your application as required (see the guidance notes for further information)
  • If there are objections/representations against your application the Licensing Authority will arrange for a hearing to be held to determine the application
Review of a premises licence

There is a process for reviewing licences if problems were to persist at licensed premises. Initially, we will try to resolve the issues informally with the parties concerned but if this was to be unsuccessful a responsible authority or any other person may apply for a review of the premises licence.

The reasons for the review of a licence must relate to one or more of the four licensing objectives. A completed application form must be sent to us and served on all of the responsible authorities and the premises licence holder. More details can be found in the Review Guidance for Residents below.

Please use the tables below to find the forms that you require.

Table of Downloads - Premises Licence
Application Type

Document Number(s)


1, 2, 5, 6, 9, 14


1, 2, 4, 6, 11

Minor Variation

3, 6, 12


2 (police address only), 15, 16

Vary DPS

2 (police address only), 13, 14


7, 10

Notification of Interest


Remove DPS Condition


Interim Authority Notice


Provisional Statement


Table of Downloads - Club Premises Certificate

Application Type

Document Number(s)


1, 2, 5, 6, 21, 22


1, 2, 4, 6, 24

Minor Variation

3, 6, 25


7, 23

Interim Authority Notice


Event Notification Form

If you are planning to hold an event in the District please complete the Event Notification form (link below) if your event meets one of the following criteria:

  • The event involves in excess of 500 attendees
  • Alcohol Consumption
  • Highway Impact
  • Attendance by VIPs
  • Attendance by Military
  • Has a community impact

This will ensure all relevant services can be made aware of your event. Your form will be sent to relevant Safety Advisory Group members (including the Police, Highways, Ambulance Service). Event organisers should ensure all necessary permissions and licences are in place before an event goes ahead.

Last updated 2 July 2024
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