Club premises certificate application

A Club can apply for a Club Premises Certificate if it wants to:

  • supply alcohol to members of the club or sell alcohol to their guests
  • provide regulated entertainment for club membership and their guests

To quality for a club premises certificate, clubs must:

  • have premises used regularly for club purposes
  • have at least 25 members
  • be established and run in good faith
  • ensure new members wait 2 days from their application before gaining membership privileges
  • have no arrangement where a person gains financial benefit from buying or selling alcohol

Clubs that do not meet qualifying conditions should apply for a premises licence instead.

How much it costs

Application fees depend on the rateable value of the premises. If your premises doesn't have a rateable value your premises will fall into the lowest fee band.

Club premises certificate application fees

Band Rateable value of business Application fee Annual fee
A £0 - £4,300 £100 £70
B £4,301 - £33,000 £190 £180
C £33,001 - £87,000 £315 £295
D £87,001 - £125,000 £450 £320
E £125,001+ £635 £350

You will be charged the annual fee until you surrender your certificate.

What you need to do

  • log into your MyAccount (or create an account if you don't already have one) to complete the form. MyAccount is an easier and quicker way to interact with us and is available 24/7. For information about MyAccount visit the find out more page.
  • upload supporting documents
  • make your payment

Apply for a club premises certificate

You must send copies of your application to the police and other responsible authorities. 

Guidance for premises plans

Advertising your application

You'll need to display

This gives local residents and businesses 28 days to read your proposal and make representations; if they wish.

What happens next?

If there are no representations at the end of the 28 day representation period, we'll issue your licence within 5 working days.

If there are representations, the Licencing Sub-Committee will hold a hearing, which all parties will be invited to attend. At the hearing, the Licensing Sub-Committee will decide either to grant or reject your application.

We will write to you to confirm the decision, and tell you what you can do if you wish to appeal.