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Premises Licence

You will need to have a Premises Licence if you intend to carry out any of the "licensable activities" on your property as defined by the law. You do not need a premises licence if you have successfully applied for a Temporary Event Notice.

What is meant by "licensable activities"

Licensable activities include:

  • selling alcohol
  • serving hot food and drinks between 11pm and 5am

You’ll also need a licence if you provide the following types of entertainment:

  • theatrical performance
  • showing a film
  • indoor sporting event
  • boxing or wrestling (indoor or outdoor)
  • live music
  • recorded music
  • dance
  • facilities for making music
  • dancing facilities

You still need a licence even if the activities are for charity.

More information on a premises licence can be found on the Gov.UK website. We recommend you read this before applying for a premises licence.

Apply for a Premises Licence

Unless you have a Temporary Event Notice, and you want to carry out the sorts of activities shown above, then you need to apply to us for a Premises Licence.

The application (form ALL6 below) must be accompanied by:

  • an Operating Schedule 
  • a plan of the premises and if the application is for a Premises Licence which includes authorisation for the supply of alcohol 
  • a form of consent given by the individual whom the applicant wishes to have specified in the Premises Licence as the Designated Premises Supervisor (this is the accompanying ALL16A form below).

Don't forget to include the relevant fee too - you can find this on our

Apply now (using ALL6 form)

Accompanying consent form (ALL16A form)

Other types of Premises Licence applications 

Click on the relevant link below to find out more information and to download the application form.

Use this form to apply to make major changes to your Premises Licence.

Send your application to the Licensing Department at our Workington office.

Don't forget to include a cheque made out to Allerdale Borough Council with your application. You can also pay at one of our offices. The latest fees and charges can be found on our fees and charges document. 

Use these forms to apply to make minor changes to your Premises Licence.

Send your application to the Licensing Department at our Workington office.

Don't forget to include a cheque made out to Allerdale Borough Council with your application. You can also pay at one of our offices. The latest fees and charges can be found on our fees and charges document. 

You will also need to download the "minor variation template notice" and display it in a public area in your premises.

 

Use these forms to apply to make major changes to your person named as your Designated Premises Supervisor.

Send your application to the Licensing Department at our Workington office.

Don't forget to include a cheque made out to Allerdale Borough Council with your application. You can also pay at one of our offices. The latest fees and charges can be found on our fees and charges document

Each application must be accompanied with the notice of consent ALL16A form which you can also find below.

Use these forms to apply to make apply to transfer a Premises Licence.

Send your application to the Licensing Department at our Workington office.

Don't forget to include a cheque made out to Allerdale Borough Council with your application. You can also pay at one of our offices. The latest fees and charges can be found on our fees and charges document

Each application must be accompanied with the notice of consent ALL16B form which you can also find below.

Use this form to register an interest in a licensed premises - you may be the freeholder of a property and want to be informed of any changes to the licence.

Send your application to the Licensing Department at our Workington office.

Don't forget to include a cheque made out to Allerdale Borough Council with your application. You can also pay at one of our offices. The latest fees and charges can be found on our fees and charges document

Use this form to make a licensing provisional statement, where a licenseable premises has yet to open to the public.

Send your application to the Licensing Department at our Workington office.

Don't forget to include a cheque made out to Allerdale Borough Council with your application. You can also pay at one of our offices. The latest fees and charges can be found on our fees and charges document

Use this form to make an interim authority notice on a licensed premises. This could be if someone has died, or other circumstances, when you need to make interim arrangements quickly.

Send your application to the Licensing Department at our Workington office.

Don't forget to include a cheque made out to Allerdale Borough Council with your application. You can also pay at one of our offices. The latest fees and charges can be found on our fees and charges document

Use this form to notify us that your Designated Premises Supervisor is no longer responsible for your licensed premises.

Send your application to the Licensing Department at our Workington office.

Don't forget to include a cheque made out to Allerdale Borough Council with your application. You can also pay at one of our offices. The latest fees and charges can be found on our fees and charges document

Use this form to apply to have a mandatory alcohol condition disapplied to your licence on your premises.

Send your application to the Licensing Department at our Workington office.

Don't forget to include a cheque made out to Allerdale Borough Council with your application. You can also pay at one of our offices. The latest fees and charges can be found on our fees and charges document

Applying for a Premises Licence as a Members Club

If you are a Members Club and carry out any of the licenseable activities, then you will need to apply for a Premises Licence. There are particular forms to apply, and vary, these licences. These are all available to download below.

Send your application to the Licensing Department at our Workington office.

Don't forget to include a cheque made out to Allerdale Borough Council with your application. You can also pay at one of our offices. The latest fees and charges can be found on our fees and charges document

Apply for a Members Club Premises Licence
Apply for a variation on a Members Club Premises Licence

Exemptions from the need for a Premises Licence

There are a number of exemptions from the requirement to hold a Premises Licence when providing regulated entertainment. However, it should be noted that if alcohol is to be sold or supplied, or late night refreshment provided, a licence will still be required for those activities.

The main exemptions are as follows:-

  • Regulated entertainment in places of public religious worship;
  • Morris dancing (or similar), or a performance of unamplified live music as an integral part of such dancing;
  • Incidental music – the performance of live music or the playing of recorded music if it is incidental to some other activity;
  • Garden fetes – or similar if not being promoted or held for purposes of private gain;
  • Film exhibitions for the purposes of advertisement, information, education, etc. – if the sole or main purpose of the exhibition of a film is to demonstrate any product; advertise any goods or services, or provide information, education or instruction;
  • Film exhibitions at museums and art galleries – where the use of the film is part of the exhibit;
  • Television or radio broadcasts – as long as the programme is live and simultaneous (showing prerecorded entertainment would require a licence);
  • Vehicles in motion – at a time when the vehicle is not permanently or temporarily parked;