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Notification of interest in a licensed premises

If you're the freeholder, leaseholder or occupier of a property with a premises licence, you may want to tell us of your interest in this. If you do, we'll then let you know when we receive a licence application for the property. You don't need to tell us about your interest in the property by law.

If you apply to be notified, we'll tell you of any change to the statutory register about the premises. This is for all applications as listed in Schedule 3 of the Licensing Act 2003. This includes:

  • premises licences
  • club premises certificates
  • provisional statements
  • temporary event notices

We'll notify you for 12 months from the date you apply. You can apply again at the end of the 12 month period.

Who can apply

A person (including a business or company) with a property interest in a premises in our area can apply. This could include:

  • the freeholder
  • the leaseholder
  • a legal mortgagee in respect of the premises
  • a person who occupies the premises
  • any other person as prescribed by the Secretary of State

How to apply

You can apply to be notified if the premises is in our licensing area.

  1. Download the application form

    You must download the application form.

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  2. Fill in the application form

    You can fill in your application form online. To edit the form you'll need a recent version of Adobe Reader

    Open the form using Adobe Reader instead of your web browser.

    You can edit it in your own time and save it to your device. When you’re ready, you can continue to the online submission (step 3).

    Alternatively, you can print the form and fill it in. Then you’ll need to scan it and save it to your device so you can attach it to your application.​​​​

  3. Send us your documents and make a payment

    To apply you need to attach a copy of your completed application form.

    Make sure you’ve saved it to your device before you start your application.


    The annual fee to be notified about a property is £21. You should have your debit or credit card ready as we will take your payment as part of the online application process.

What happens next

We'll notify you if any change about the premises is made to the licensing public register. We'll also tell you of your right to request a copy of the details in any entry in the register.

The notice has effect for 12 months. You can apply for a new notice every year.