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Please note the following when applying:-

  • the number of times a person (the "premises user") may give a temporary event notice (50 times per year for a personal licence holder and 5 times per year for other people);

  • the number of times a person (the "premises user") may give a late temporary event notice (10 times per year for a personal licence holder and 2 times per year for other people);

  • the number of times a temporary event notice may be given in respect of any particular premises (15 times in a calendar year);

  • the length of time a temporary event may last for these purposes (168 hours) (7 days)

  • the maximum aggregate duration of the periods covered by temporary event notices at any individual premises (21 days per calendar year); and

  • the scale of the event in terms of the maximum number of people attending at any one time (a maximum of 499).

Detailed information including the licensing regulations, application forms, fees etc is available on the Home Office Website, or you can contact the Licensing office using the Contact Details box below.

How to Apply

Application forms for the all licences that relate to the Licensing Act 2003 can be downloaded and printed from the Home Office website. Completed forms should be submitted to the Licensing Office. If you require the form to be checked prior to submission please call us first to arrange an appointment for you using the contact details below.

A copy of the application must also be served on the police and Environmental Health Service. Full addresses can be found on the following list responsible authorities.

Online Applications

You can now apply and pay for your application online for Premises, Clubs or Temporary Event related licences. Before making an online application please make sure you have the relevant application form downloaded and completed from the Home Office website and that you have the relevant documents (e.g. plans) ready as these will be uploaded with your online application. **

** PLEASE NOTE THAT WE ARE CURRENTLY EXPERIENCING SOME TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES WITH OUR ONLINE SYSTEM. IF YOU MAKE AN APPLICATION IN THIS WAY PLEASE TELEPHONE 01384 814474 OR 01384 4871 TO CHECK THAT IT HAS BEEN RECEIVED.

Changes to acceptance of payments

Following the banks withdrawal of the use of Cheque Guarantee Cards to ‘guarantee’ payment of a cheque the council has revised its policy in relation to payment by cheque.

In accordance with that policy please note that the Licensing Office cannot accept payment of fees by cheque from the 1st August 2011 for the following applications:-

  • Personal Licences

  • Temporary Event Notice

  • Interim Authority

  • Change of name/address for any licences/certificates/permits

  • Copy of any licences/certificates/permits/temporary event notices

Fees can be paid in cash or by debit/credit card.

Contact Details

  • Name Licensing Team
  • Address Unit 1, Hurst Business Park, Narrowboat Way, Brierley Hill, DY5 1UF
  • Telephone 01384 814474 or 01384 814871
  • Opening Hours Office is open from 8.00am to 4.00pm daily. Applicants are seen by appointment only.