The Licensing Act 2003 (the Act) enables thorough scrutiny of applications both by experts and by local residents and businesses. Responsible authorities, including the police, fire authority, trading standards, health and safety and environmental health are notified of every application for a new premises licence, or variation of existing licences, and have the opportunity to make representations to the Council about the effect of the application on the promotion of the four licensing objectives.
Interested parties can make representations in respect of new applications and variations to current applications.
How to make representations to an alcohol licence
Under the Licensing Act objections and support are referred to as Representations.
How to complain about an alcohol licence
If you experience noise, disturbances or believe that premises are in breach of their licence, make a note of the incidents recording the date, time and what happened.
You can then contact us and make a complaint using the Contact Details below..
If you witness a serious incident at a licensed premises such as violence, contact West Midlands Police immediately.
Report underage sale of alcohol
Are you worried that children in your area could be buying alcohol from a local shop or are being supplied alcohol by people aged over the age of 18?
Remember, it is an offence to sell alcohol to children under the age of 18. Children's health is put at risk by underage drinking and it fuels youth crime and and anti-social behaviour.
Dudley Council's licensing and trading standards teams are here to help. Information about what to do if you suspect that alcohol is being sold or supplied to anyone underage.