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

Variations to licences that could impact adversely on the licensing objectives are subject to the variation process. Variations that could not impact adversely on the licensing objectives may be subject to a simplified minor variation process.

Refer to the guidance or contact the licensing office for further advice on 0151 691 8043.


View a list of fees.

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


Apply for a variation to a premises licence

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

The above should be uploaded as part of the application. If you are unable to do so the original documents should be sent to:

Licensing Authority
Wallasey Town Hall
Brighton Street
CH44 8ED

The application is not deemed to be received until all documents have been received.

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 application will be granted and an updated premises licence will be 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.