Premises licence

Apply for a premises licence.

If you wish to sell alcohol your premises must be licensed.

Your premises will also require a personal licence holder to sell and authorise the sale of alcohol.

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

Apply online

You can apply online via the links available in the 'Related media' section on this page.

You can also download the following application forms:

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 Board of any comments or objections. In this case, you'll be given a further opportunity to comment.

The Licensing 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'd like an application update contact Customer Services:

Email: customerservices@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk

Phone: 0141 577 4684

Last modified on 11 August 2020

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