Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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.
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).
A Premises Licence will not be time limited. It will run indefinitely, unless it is surrendered by yourself, suspended or forfeited. An Annual Fee (see Fees and Charges Schedule
) will be payable to the Local Authority.
Under the Gambling Act 2005 Licensing Authorities are required to publish a Statement of Licensing Principles which sets out the policies and principles that the Authority will apply when carrying out its licensing functions under the Act. A copy of Birmingham City Councils Statement of Licensing Principles
is available on this website.
Should you require any further information or assistance please use the Licensing Request for Advice/Assistance Form or contact the General Licensing Team - see contact us page.