Apply for a premises licence.
What's a premises licence?
If you wish to sell alcohol your premises must be licensed.
Your premises will also need a personal licence holder to sell and authorise the sale of alcohol.
You must be 18 years or older to make the application, which must include:
- a description of the premises
- an operating plan
- a layout plan of the premises
- certificates for planning, building standards and (if relevant) food hygiene
When applying for an application for a premises licence the following costs apply:
|Category||Rateable value||Fee||Confirmation of provisional licence fee|
|1||Premises not entered on the valuation roll or have a nil valuation. Premises whose main function is to provide accommodation that are not open to the public other than for the provision of accommodation, and any alcohol sold is to be consumed||N/A||N/A|
|2||£1 to £11,500||£800||£600|
|3||£11,501 to £35,000||£1100||£900|
|4||£35,001 to £70,000||£1300||£1100|
|5||£70,001 to £140,000||£1700||£1500|
Payment of the annual enforcement fee for a premises licence is as follows:
|1||Premises not entered on the valuation roll or have a nil valuation. Premises whose main function is to provide accommodation that are not open to the public other than for the provision of accommodation, and any alcohol sold is to be consumed||N/A|
|2||£1 to £11,500||£220|
|3||£11,501 to 35,000||£280|
|4||£35,001 to £70,000||£500|
|5||£70,001 to £140,000||£700|
Fees are mostly based on rateable value. You can find rateable values on the Scottish Assessors Association website.
An application for extended hours is £10.
To submit a plan with a variation the costs is £50 for a minor variation and £220 for a major variation.
An application for planning, building standards and/or food hygiene certificates costs £100.
To transfer a premises licence costs £50.
There is no charge for:
- a Confirmation of Site notice
- an application for confirmation of a provisional premises licence
- submitting an operating plan with a variation
- a notification of change of name or address
How to apply
Download the following application forms:
Alternatively, you can apply online via the links available in the 'Related media' section on this page.
Please email complete applications to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What happens next?
Your application will be sent to the Chief Constable, Police Scotland and the Licensing Standards Officer. They've 10 days to notify the Licensing Board of any comments or objections.
The Board may ask you to attend a hearing if there are objections or comments. If there's none, the application will probably be decided without a hearing.
If you don't hear from us about the outcome of your application within a reasonable period phone Customer Services on 0141 577 4684 or email email@example.com.