Ryedale District Council

Premises licence

Information on how to apply for and amend premises licences under the Licensing Act 2003.

alcohol foodLicensing Act 2003

The Licensing Act 2003 makes provision for the licensing of the sale and supply of alcohol, regulated entertainment and late night refreshment. Please follow the links below for guidance to assist you in making various applications under the legislation.

How to apply for a license

Apply for a Premises License

To allow premises to be used for one or more licensable activity.

Please complete either an online application or download an application form (at the bottom of this page) and return it to the address provided on the form.

You will also need to complete a Form of Consent, which must be submitted when making an application for a Premises Licence that includes the sale or supply of alcohol.

How long will it take to receive the licence?

Following receipt of the application form, including the relevant fee and any necessary attachments, you can expect to hear from us within 60 days.

Tacit Consent applies: this means that you can act as though your application is granted, if you have not heard from us by the end of the target period. If you have not heard from us within a reasonable period please contact us online if you applied through the UK Welcomes service, contact the Licensing Team or telephone on 01653 600666.

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Change the designated premises supervisor

On a Premises Licence. You will need to complete this form and the Form of Consent when making application to change the Designated Premises Supervisor.

Please complete either an online application or download an application form (at the bottom of this page) and return it to the address provided on the form.

How long will it take to receive the amended licence?

Following receipt of the application form, including the relevant fee and any necessary attachments, you can expect to hear from us within 14 days.

Tacit Consent applies: this means that you can act as though your application is granted, if you have not heard from us by the end of the target period. If you have not heard from us within a reasonable period please contact us online if you applied through the UK Welcomes service, contact the Licensing Team or telephone on 01653 600666.

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Transfer of premises license into your name

To transfer someone else's Premises Licence into your own name. This form is to be used in conjunction with the Form of Consent to Transfer.

How long will it take to receive the amended licence?

Following receipt of the application form, including the relevant fee and any necessary attachments, you can expect to hear from us within 14 days.

Tacit Consent applies: this means that you can act as though your application is granted, if you have not heard from us by the end of the target period. If you have not heard from us within a reasonable period please contact us online if you applied through the UK Welcomes service, contact the Licensing Team or telephone on 01653 600666.

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Premises to be built, altered or extended

Where premises are being built or are about to be altered or extended. This application is a provisional Premises Licence and refers to licensable activities to be carried out in the future.

Application Form for a Provisional Statement.

How long will it take to receive the licence?

Following receipt of the application form and any necessary attachments including the relevant fee, you can expect to hear from us within 60 days.

Tacit Consent applies: this means that you can act as though your application is granted, if you have not heard from us by the end of the target period. If you have not heard from us within a reasonable period please contact us online if you applied through the UK Welcomes service, contact the Licensing Team or telephone on 01653 600666.

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Vary a premises license

To vary an existing licence e.g. by adding additional licensable activities or extending hours.

How long will it take to receive the licence?

Following receipt of the application form and any necessary attachments including the relevant fee, you can expect to hear from us within 60 days.

Tacit Consent applies: this means that you can act as though your application is granted, if you have not heard from us by the end of the target period. If you have not heard from us within a reasonable period please contact us online if you applied through the UK Welcomes service, contact the Licensing Team or telephone on 01653 600666.

Apply for an Interim License

To apply for an interim authority notice. These are required where a licence has lapsed e.g. where the premises licence holder has died and allows the business to continue trading.

How long will it take to receive the amended licence?

Following receipt of the application form and any necessary attachments including the relevant fee, you can expect to hear from us within 7 days.

Tacit Consent applies: this means that you can act as though your application is granted, if you have not heard from us by the end of the target period. If you have not heard from us within a reasonable period please contact us online if you applied through the UK Welcomes service, contact the Licensing Team or telephone on 01653 600666.

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Interest in a premises

If you hold an interest in a property which has a premises licence e.g. as a freeholder or a leaseholder, you can use this form to register a notification of interest in the premises so that you are kept informed of any changes to the premises licence.

Remove requirement for designated premises supervisor

Use this form in order to remove the requirement for a church or community hall to have a Designated Premises Supervisor.

How long will it take to receive the licence?

Following receipt of the application form and any necessary attachments including the relevant fee, you can expect to hear from us within 60 days.

Tacit Consent applies: this means that you can act as though your application is granted, if you have not heard from us by the end of the target period. If you have not heard from us within a reasonable period please contact us online if you applied through the UK Welcomes service, contact the Licensing Team or telephone on 01653 600666.

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Minor variations

For premises licence holders who wish to apply to make minor variations to their premises licences. The minor variations process can only be used for variations that could have no adverse impact on the promotion of the licensing objectives.

How long will it take to receive the licence?

Following receipt of the application form and any necessary attachments including the relevant fee, you can expect to hear from us within 15 days.

If you have not heard from us within a reasonable period please contact us. You can do this online if you applied through the UK Welcomes service or use the contact details below.

Change of name or address details

To notify us of any changes regarding details of name or address.

Remove designated premises supervisor

To be removed as the Designated Premises Supervisor.

For further information and advice contact the Licensing Team on 01653 600666.

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Failed Application Redress

Please contact the Local Authority in the first instance.

Licence Holder Redress

Please contact the Local Authority in the first instance.

Consumer Complaint

We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with the trader by you - preferably in the form a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK, Citizen's Advice will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.

Trade Associations

Please see the useful links below.

For further information and advice contact the Licensing Team on 01653 600666.

Registers

The Council is required by law to maintain a register containing details of various licences issued. This register can be viewed at the Council Offices during normal office hours (please contact the Licensing Team to arrange an appointment); alternatively it is also available to view online.

Regulation Summary

A summary of the regulation relating to this licence. (Link to Home Office website).

Club Premises Certificate

Club Premises Certificate Summary

To authorise the supply of alcohol and regulated entertainment in a qualifying club you need a club premises certificate from the local authority. In order to constitute a qualifying club you must also satisfy the various requirements set out in the Licensing Act 2003.

Eligibility Criteria

Clubs must be qualifying clubs. A qualifying club has general conditions it must satisfy. These are:

  • a person may not be given memberships or as a candidate for membership to any membership privileges without an interval of at least two days from their membership application or nomination and their membership being granted;
  • that club rules state that those becoming member without nomination or application cannot have membership privileges for at least two days between them becoming members and being admitted to the club;
  • that the club is established and conducted in good faith;
  • that the club has at least 25 members; and
  • that alcohol is only supplied to members on the premises on behalf or by the club.

Additional conditions in relation to the supply of alcohol must be complied with. These conditions are:

  • that alcohol purchased for and supplied by the club is done by members of club who are over 18 years of age and are elected to do so by the members;
  • that no person at the expense of the club receives any commission, percentage or other similar payment in regard to the purchase of alcohol by the club; and
  • that there are no arrangements for anyone to receive a financial benefit from supplying alcohol, apart from any benefit to the club or to any person indirectly from the supply giving a gain from running the club.

Regulation Summary

A summary of the regulations relating to this premises certificate.

Application Evaluation Process

A club can apply for a club premises certificate for any premises which are occupied and used regularly for club purposes.

Applications should be submitted with a plan of the premises which must be in a specific format, a copy of the rules of the club and a club operating schedule.

A club operating schedule is a document which must be in a specific format and which includes information on:

  • the activities of the club;
  • the times the activities are to take place;
  • other opening times;
  • if alcohol supplies are for consumption on or off the premises or both;
  • the steps that the club propose to take to promote the licensing objectives; and
  • any other information that is required.

If there are any alterations to the rules or name of the club before an application is determined or after a certificate is issued, the club secretary must give details to the local licensing authority. If a certificate is in place this must be sent to the licensing authority when they are notified.

If a certificate is in place and the registered address of the club changes the club must give notice to the local licensing authority of the change and provide the certificate with the notice.

A club may apply to a local licensing authority to vary a certificate. The certificate should accompany the application.

The licensing authority may inspect the premises before an application is considered.

Apply

In order to make an application, you must complete the following form:

Application Form for a Club Premises Certificate

How long will it take to receive the Premises Certificate?

Following receipt of the application form and any necessary attachments including the relevant fee, you can expect to hear from us within 60 days.

Tacit Consent applies: this means that you will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from us by the end of the target period. If you have not heard from us within a reasonable period please contact us. You can do this online if you applied through the UK Welcomes service or use the contact details below.

The following form mus be completed in conjunction with the application form above. This is part of the application and is a declaration that the organisation is a qualifying club.

Declaration for a Club Premises Certificate Form.

The following form is used to vary an existing Club Premises Certificate e.g. by adding additional licensable activities or extending hours.

Application Form to Vary a Club Premises Certificate.

How long will it take to receive the Premises Certificate?

Following receipt of the application form and any necessary attachments including the relevant fee, you can expect to hear from us within 60 days.

Tacit Consent applies: this means that you will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from us by the end of the target period. If you have not heard from us within a reasonable period please contact us. You can do this online if you applied through the UK Welcomes service or use the contact details below.

The following form is used to notify us of any changes regarding details or club rules.

Notification of Change of Details or Club Rules

Make Annual Payment for a Club Premise Certificate.

The following form is for premises licence holders who wish to apply to make minor variations to their premises licences.

Application for a Minor Variation to a Premises Licence or Club Premises Certificate under the Licensing Act 2003.

The minor variations process can only be used for variations that could have no adverse impact on the promotion of the licensing objectives.

How long will it take to receive the licence?

Following receipt of the application form and any necessary attachments including the relevant fee, you can expect to hear from us within 15 days.

If you have not heard from us within a reasonable period please contact us. You can do this online if you applied through the UK Welcomes service or use the contact details below.

Failed Application Redress

Please contact the Local Authority in the first instance.

Licence Holder Redress

Please contact the Local Authority in the first instance.

Consumer Complaint

We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with the trader by you - preferably in the form a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK, Consumer Direct will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.

For further information and advice contact the Licensing Team on 01653 600666.

 

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