A premises licence authorises licensable activities to take place at a premises, defined as any place, including a vehicle, vessel or moveable structure, in accordance with the conditions and plan attached to that licence.

The premises licence document comes in two parts, as follows:

  • The premises licence summary. This must be displayed at the premises in a location where it can be read by the public and will give the licensable activities authorised, the times they may be carried out, the name of the designated premises supervisor and the details of the licence holder.
  • The full premises licence complete with all of the conditions and plan. This must be kept at the premises and can be inspected at any time by police or district council officers.

On each premises licence, except those classed as community premises, where an application for a special exemption has already been made and granted, there must be appointed a designated premises supervisor (DPS).

The DPS must be a personal licence holder, and is responsible for every sale of alcohol made under the licence, usually through an authorisation process.


Fees for premises licences are set by regulation, and are based on the non-domestic rateable value of the property. Should the premises not be rated, it will fall into the lowest fee band.

The application fees are set in bands and range from £100 to £1,905. There are additional fees for large events.

Premises Licence Application Forms

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For more information, please email licensing@stratford-dc.gov.uk.

Last updated on 20/09/2018

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