Contacting Licensing/Taxi Licensing | CONTACT: The Taxi and General Licensing Department currently are not accepting and monitoring phone calls or voicemail messages. For General Licensing queries relating Licensing Act 2003, Gambling Act 2005 and Regulatory and Miscellaneous Provisions please contact For Taxi Licensing related enquiries please contact Please avoid duplicating your emails, your email will be responded to as soon as possible. PAYMENTS: As of 1st April 2023 the Licensing Authority will not be accepting cheques as a form of payment. If the application is made online by the .GOV application service then the payment shall be made at that time. Should you make an application by email or post then you must provide a relevant contact number in order for payment to be taken over the phone.

The Licensing Act 2003 licences

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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