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Apply for a club premises certificate

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
BandRateable value of businessApplication feeAnnual 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

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

How to apply

Complete and return the application form and declaration with payment to the address shown on the form. You will need to send in a plan of your premises.

You must send copies of your application to the police and other responsible authorities. If you send us your application by email, we will not do this for you.

Icon for word Application for a club premises certificate form 2020 [457KB]
Icon for pdf Declaration for a club premises certificate [67.65KB]
Icon for pdf Guidance for premises plans [40.04KB]

You can pay by credit or debit card by calling us on 01303 853660.

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 Licensing 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.

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