Where a club wishes to amend a certificate, an application to vary, rather than applying for a new certificate, is permitted in most cases.

Whether a full or minor variation is required will depend on the nature of the variation and the potential impact on the licensing objectives


View a list of fees.

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


Apply for a variation to 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

  • club premises certificate (original must be returned)
  • updated premises plan (if changes to plan form part of variation)

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 variation will be granted and an amended club premises certificate will be issued.

Legislation and guidance

Licensing Act 2003

Revised guidance issued under section 182 of Licensing Act 2003


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