The Licensing Act 2003 licences

Licensing and Regulatory Applications: Due to the current circumstances in relation to Covid-19 we shall no longer be receiving postal or hand delivered applications. We request that should you wish to submit an application please email your application to and accompany it with the below payment mandate form for the application fee. (Payments will not be taken over the phone)

RE: TEMPORARY EVENT NOTICES: Note to those considering making an application:- Please note we have been advised by the Council’s Environmental Health function, in its capacity as a ‘Responsible Authority’, that whilst special measures are recommended by the Government to combat the spread of Covid-19 it will be objecting to any Temporary Event Notice application or extension to existing hours of operation of any licence on the grounds of the ‘Prevention of Public Nuisance’, because of the obvious increased risk of exposure to Covid-19, and it being contrary to current national guidance.


Sale or supply of Alcohol

  • Sale by retail
  • Supply by or on behalf of a club to a member of the club

Regulated Entertainment

  • A performance of a play
  • An exhibition of a film
  • An indoor sporting event
  • A boxing or wrestling entertainment (indoor and outdoor)
  • Performance of live music
  • Any playing of recorded music
  • A performance of dance
  • Entertainment of a similar description to that falling within the performance of live music, the playing of recorded music and the performance of dance

Late Night Refreshment

Late-night refreshment is only licensable between 11pm and 5am the following morning.

The Licensing Authority will determine and issue

In exercising certain functions under the Licensing Act 2003, licensing authorities must have regard to the licensing objectives:

  • The prevention of crime and disorder
  • Public safety
  • The prevention of public nuisance
  • The protection of children from harm

Experience shows that applications submitted without prior consultation with the Responsible Authorities or the local community can attract a high number of representations resulting in a Licensing Panel Hearing. 

Applicants are advised to consult people affected by the proposals before submitting an application, for example by speaking to the Responsible Authorities, nearby residents and or community groups to discuss your proposals. 

Prior to making an application, applicants will need to have regard to the Nottingham City Council Licensing Policy.

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