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Gambling Licences FAQs

Who can apply for a Premises Licence?
A holder of a relevant Operating Licence, or a person who has applied for a relevant Operating Licence, can apply to the Licensing Authority for a Premises Licence, although the Premises Licence cannot be granted until the applicant actually holds a relevant Operating Licence. The only exemption relates to Betting Premises Licences which allow tracks to be used for accepting bets, in which case the applicant does not need to hold an Operating Licence. An applicant for a Premises Licence must have a right to occupy the premises to which the application relates.

Can a number of different Premises Licences apply to one premises?
No, each premises will only be able to have a single Premises Licence at any time except for tracks which may hold more than one Premises Licence as long as each licence relates to a different, specified area of the track.

Are Premises Licences Transferable?
Yes, Premises Licences can be transferred amongst Operating Licence holders but an application will need to be made to the Licensing Authority. (See Premises Licences for further information and application form).

How long will a Premises Licence run for?
A Premises Licence will not be time limited. An Annual Fee will be payable to the Local Authority.

Should you require any help regarding this matter please contact:

Licensing Office,
Crystal Court,
Aston Cross Business Village,
50 Rocky Lane,
B6 5RQ

Telephone 0121 303 9896
e-mail: licensing@birmingham.gov.uk