Clubs are organisations where members have joined together for particular social, sporting or political purposes. They may then combine to buy alcohol in bulk as members of the organisation to supply in the club.

More information on who needs a club premises certificate.


View a list of fees.

Fees are based on the non-domestic rateable value of your premises.


Apply for a club premises certificate

Applications must be advertised for a period of no less than 28 consecutive days, starting on the day after the application was given to the licensing authority.

Applicants are required to advertise their application according to the relevant regulations: 

Use the template notice to advertise your application:

Attachments required

Processing and timescales

The consultation period for applications is 28 days from receipt of the application. If representations are received during this period your application will go to a hearing which will take place within 20 working days from the end of the consultation period.

If no representations are received, the club premises certificate will be granted and issued.

Legislation and guidance

Licensing Act 2003

The Licensing Act 2003 (Premises licences and club premises certificates) Regulations 2005

Revised guidance issued under section 182 of Licensing Act 2003

Statement of Licensing Policy


If an application is refused following a hearing, appeals may be made to a Magistrates' Court within 21 days of the decision to refuse.