Premises licence

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.

Find out more about personal licences.

Eligibility criteria

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

Fees

When applying for an application for a premises licence the following costs apply:

CategoryRateable valueFeeConfirmation of provisional licence fee
AllN/AN/A£200
1Premises 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 consumedN/AN/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
6Above £140,000 £2000£1800


Payment of the annual enforcement fee for a premises licence is as follows:

CategoryRateable valueFee
1Premises 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 consumedN/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
6Above £140,000£900


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 celicensing@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk.

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 customerservices@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk.

Last modified on 10 February 2021

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