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Licence Directory - Personal and Premises Licences

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Personal and Premises Licence

Under the Licensing Act 2003 you or the premises must be licensed if:

  • you want to sell or supply alcohol to members of the public
  • you want to offer certain regulated entertainment (e.g. performance of a play, dance or music, showing of a film, an indoor sporting event etc.) to members of the public
  • you want to offer late night refreshment to members of the public

This means supplying hot food or drink between 11pm-5am. If you want to offer regulated entertainment and/or late night refreshment you only need to apply for a premises licence.

But if you want to sell or supply alcohol you will a premises and personal licence.

This Act will cover premises such as:

  • pubs and nightclubs
  • off-licences
  • restaurants that serve alcohol
  • hot food takeaways that are open after 11pm
  • hotels and guest houses that sell alcohol
  • private members clubs
  • theatres and amateur dramatics productions
  • cinemas

Public Access for Licensing – the online licensing applications register

Public Access is our on-line service that makes it possible for you to:

  • Search for current and past licensing applications
  • View information on the applications and licences once issued
You can search and view the above information freely.

When you Register you will also be able to:

  • Track the progress of applications
  • Save your searches

More Information

Application Forms

To apply for a new Personal Licence you must use our online form.

To apply for a change of details to a Personal Licence you must use our online form.>

To apply for a new Premises Licence you must use our online form.

To apply to transfer an existing Premises Licence you must use our online form.

To apply for a Minor Variation for an existing Premises Licence you must use our online form.

To apply for a Full Variation for an existing Premises Licence you must use our online form.

To apply for a Variation to specify a Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS) for an existing Licenced Premises you must use our online form.

To apply for a new Club Premises Certificate you must use our online form.

To apply for a Full Variation for an existing Club Premises Certificate you must use our online form.

In order for you to be able to apply online you will need to create a MySouthend account. Our new online process makes applying for licences quicker and easier. As part of the ongoing modernisation of our licensing service, you can now create an online account. This means that you can apply for or renew, vary or transfer an existing licence and track its progress during the application process.

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