You’ll need a licence from us to provide late-night refreshments, regulated entertainment and sell alcohol.

Who can apply?

You can apply if:

  • you do business in the premises you are applying for
  • you’re a recognised club
  • you’re a charity
  • you’re a health service body
  • you’re registered under the Care Standards Act 2000 in relation to an independent hospital
  • you’re a chief police officer of a force in England and Wales
  • you discharge a statutory or function under Her Majesty's prerogative
  • you’re from an educational institute
  • you’re over 18
How to apply

Applications must be in the specific format and be accompanied by any required fee. It must include an operating schedule, a plan of the premises and a form of consent from the premises supervisor (for applications where the sale of alcohol will be a licensable activity).

An operating schedule will include details of:

  • the licensable activities
  • the times when the activities will take place
  • any other times when the premises will be open to the public
  • in the case of applicants who wish to have a limited licence, the period the licence is required for
  • information in respect of the premises supervisor
  • whether any alcohol that is to be sold is for consumption on or of the premises or both
  • the steps proposed to be taken to promote the licensing objectives
  • any other required information
Fee and charges
Band A B C D* E**
NDRV £0 - £4,300 £4,301 - £33,000 £33,001 - £87,000 £87,001 - £125,000 £125,000 - or over
Fee £100 £190 £315 £450 £635
Annual charge £70 £180 £295 £320 £350

* A multiplier of twice the fee and annual charge applies where use of the premises is exclusively or primarily for the carrying on, on the premises, of the supply of alcohol for consumption on the premises.

** A multiplier of three times the fee and annual charge applies where use of the premises is exclusively or primarily for the carrying on, on the premises, of the supply of alcohol for consumption on the premises.

Premises with no NDRV = Band A; premises under consumption = Band C

View full details on premises licence fees, including additional fees:

After we receive your application

You may be required to advertise your application and to give notice of the application to any other person or responsible body. 

If you have not heard from us by the end of the objection and determination periods set out you can assume that your application has been granted. 

 

Timescales

New applications 28 days for objections and 42 days for determination
Variation 28 days for objections and 42 days for determination 
Minor variation 10 working days for objections and 15 working days for determination 
Transfer 14 days for objections and 20 working days for determination 
Change of DPS 14 days for objections and 20 working days for determination 
Surrender 7 working days for determination
Removal of DPS Immediate 
Provisional statement 28 days for objections and 42 days for determination 
Interim authority notice Immediate
Notification of interest Immediate
Removal of DPS in community centre 28 days for objections and 42 days for determination

 

Appeals

Please contact the council in the first instance.

If you're planning to appeal, please contact us in the first instance. Appeals to the local magistrates' court can then be made within 21 days of our decision.

If you already have a premises licence, you can appeal against the following:

  • Conditions attached to the licence
  • Rejection of a licence variation application 
  • Rejection of a transfer application
  • Decision to ban an activity on the premises or reject a person as premises supervisor
     
Complaints

Anyone can object to a licence application or request the licensing body to review a licence.

To make a complaint, please email licensingcomplaints@warrington.gov.uk