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You can make a minor variation to your premises licence or club premises certificate if you are looking to make small changes to your licence or certificate that would not have a significant impact on the licence objectives.
Please note: If your change is not a minor variation see full variation - premises licence or DPS variation - premises licence.
See licence fees.
You can apply to vary a premises licence or club premises certificate through the following:
You will need to include a copy of the following:
We may send a copy of your application to one responsible authorities depending on the nature of the change:
You must also advertise your application in a noticeable location at the premises within a day and the local newspaper within 10 working days.
For an example layout, see ‘application notice example’ in the documents section.
There will be a consultation period of 10 working days starting the day after we have received your application. A decision will be made within 15 working days.
This time allows objections to be made from the licensing manager and any related responsible authorities.
Objections must be based on the variation not promoting one or more of the following licensing objectives:
If no objections have been made, you will receive your updated licence or certificate within 10 days of the grant of minor variation.
If objections are made against the application, a hearing will be held within 20 working days from the end of the consultation period. The decision to grant or refuse the application will be decided by the Licensing Sub Committee.
If a hearing is held the variation can be:
A decision is usually made at the end of the hearing. We will inform you once a decision has been made, along with the person who made the objection and the chief of police.
Anyone at the hearing can appeal the decision.
Appeals must be made to a Magistrates court within 21 days of the decision being made.
If you wish to take over a premises license, you must make an application to transfer a premises licence.
If you require help with something in this section, please contact us.