Premises licence, club certificate and community premises

Premises licences are for places that intend to sell alcohol, have regulated entertainment, or sell food and drink late night on a regular basis, especially where temporary event notices are not suitable. They incur an application fee and an annual fee.

Club premises certificates are for registered clubs that intend to sell alcohol to their members, have regulated entertainment, or sell food and drink late night on a regular basis. They incur an application fee and an annual fee.

Does my club qualify to apply?

The definition of a qualifying club is as follows:

  • Have a minimum of 25 members 
  • There must be an interval of at least 2 days between a member's nomination/application and their admission 
  • Your club must be established and conducted in good faith

Before completing your club application, please read form Club premises certificate guidance for a new application

How to apply

To apply, please complete and return the following:

  • Premises licence application form for premises licence OR Club Premises certificate declaration and application form for club premises
  • If you are selling alcohol, a completed designated premises supervisor (DPS) consent form (you do not need this for club licence applications)
  • A plan of the premises (scale 1:100)
  • Payment of the relevant fee which can be paid by:
    • using our online payment system below (please reference the name of the premises when making payment)
    • telephone conversation with a Customer Service Advisor
    • cheque payable to Melton Borough Council
  • For club licences, a copy of the club rules
  • A copy of your blue notice (available to download below). You must arrange for the notice to appear in the local newspaper within the first 10 working days of the consultation period (cost approximately £400, please note, we have no control over the fee charged).

The application will not be considered to be served until each of the necessary forms have been fully completed and received by the Licensing Team. The first clear day, following the submission of all of the above, is classed as day 1 of the 28-day consultation period. For example, if documents are received on a Monday, day 1 would be a Tuesday. Once the 28-day consultation period has passed, we will either grant the licence if no representations have been made or convene a hearing of the Licensing Committee, to which you would be invited, to decide the application.

You will also need to:

  • Send a copy of the application to the relevant authorities
  • Immediately place a blue notice on your premises and put a copy of that notice in the local newspaper. This must appear in the newspaper within the first 10 clear working days after the application has been submitted, so please check with the newspaper about their publication cut off dates (where possible, we may be able to briefly check your application and blue notice prior to submission).
Existing premises licences - change of name or address

If the premises licence holder or Designated Premises Supervisor has changed their name or address, you will need to complete either change of licence holder's name and/or address or change of name and/or address of DPS on a premises licence, respectively. This incurs a fee of £10.50. Please contact for a form.

Community premises and disapply DPS

If you are a community group, you can apply to remove the mandatory condition to require a Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS) on a premises licence. You can do this by completing the form (available via the external links below), if there is an existing premises licence, the statutory fee to pay is £23. There is no fee if you submit the form as part of a new premises licence or variation of a premises licence.

You will need to provide details of: 

  • how the premises is managed
  • committed structure, for example, copy of the minutes of the latest committee meeting
  • how you will ensure the supervision of or responsibility for alcohol sales in different situations. For example, when the premises is let for private parties.

To support your application we recommend you provide:

  • Any written constitution
  • Any other relevant documents that show the structure, contact details and relationship of its key officers
  • Any relevant hire agreements for the use and hire of the premises by third parties

You must send a copy of your application to the police (including copies of any accompanying documents). If you have submitted a form electronically it will be sent to then police automatically. 

There is a 28-day consultation period, only the police can object. If we receive no objections within this period, we will grant or amend your licence on the following day. If we need to hold a hearing this will take place within 20 working days (after the last date for objections). We will give you at least 10 working days' notice of the date of the hearing. If we refuse the application, we will tell you of our decision in writing, together with the reasons for refusal and your rights of appeal.

Contact details for Leicestershire Police:

The Chief Officer of Police
The Licensing Section
Mansfield House
74 Belgrave Gate
Leicester, LE1 3GG


Application forms and further information is available on the government website via the external links at the bottom of this page.

Current licensing applications

You can view a list of current applications on our current licensing applications page.

Last updated 19 July 2022
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