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Premises Licences

Who needs a premises licence?

You will need a premises licence if your business provides any of the following:

  • alcohol
  • hot food or hot drinks between 11pm-5am
  • live music
  • recorded music
  • performances of dance and/or plays
  • filming of events
  • indoor sporting events, including boxing or wrestling entertainment

Apply for a premises licence »

Forms fees and guidance for your application.

  • Current applications »
    A list of the current premises licence applications.
  • Objections »
    Representations (objections) must be ‘relevant’ and relate to one or more of the licensing objectives.
  • Transferring a premises licence »
    An application must be made if you want to transfer a premises licence.
  • Children & alcohol »
    Guidance on the requirements relating to children and premises that are allowed to sell alcohol.
  • List of exempt activities »
    Some activities do not need a licence.
  • Notice of Interest »
    Where a person has an interest in a property that is subject to a premises licence they may give notice to the Licensing Authority of that interest.
  • Provisional statements  »
    You can apply for a clear indication that a premises licence will be issued prior to making a premises application.  This could be in circumstances where there will be a substantial financial commitment.  
  • Community Premises »
    Community premises are allowed to apply to have the standard mandatory conditions removed from their premises licence. 
  • Village & Community Halls »
    Community or village halls should be used by the community as a whole and not just a small section of the community.
  • Minor Variations »
    Small variations that will not impact adversely on the licensing objectives are subject to a simplified ‘minor variations’ process.
  • DPS Consent »
    Consent of individual to being specified as premises supervisor

Contact the Licensing Team

Telephone: 01304 872295
Email:  licensing@dover.gov.uk

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