Pay your Licensing Act 2003 annual fee
Your Licensing Act 2003 annual fee is for your premises licence or club premises certificate and is payable on the anniversary of the date it was granted.
You can see how the fee is calculated by viewing our fees and charges page.
The Non-Domestic Rateable Value of your premises will determine the fee that you pay. You will need to confirm the current rateable value of your premises to pay your fee. You can check the value of your premises on the GOV.UK website.
As part of our service improvements to make our services accessible online, we are now encouraging all annual fees to be paid online via the link below.
Having reviewed our processes, as there is no legal requirement for the Licensing Authority to invoice and/or notify licence holders when the fee is due, we will cease issuing invoices in respect of annual fees from 1 November 2023.
If you fail to pay
If you fail to pay your annual fee within the payment period (within 21 days of the due date) we are required to suspend your premises licence, subject to certain exceptions. This means you will no longer be able to lawfully carry out licensable activities at the premises until you pay the fee and the suspension is lifted.
To lift the suspension on your licence you should respond to the letter sent to you and pay using the appropriate link below.
Transfer of the licence holder
If a premises licence holder leaves without paying the annual fee, the licence will be suspended. Where another proprietor wishes to take over a business and trade where there is an outstanding annual fee, then the outstanding fee must be paid to enable the suspension to be lifted. Then the licence can be transferred to the new licence holder.
How to pay
Before making a payment please ensure that you have your premises licence or club premises certificate number and Non-Domestic Rateable Value to hand as you will need this to complete your payment.
You can pay online by debit or credit card using the link below. You will need your premises licence or club premises certificate number and the Non-Domestic Rateable Value of your premises.
You will need to sign into the portal with your BRUM account login details or register if you do not already have an account.
Under the Licensing menu you will find an option for Licensing Act 2003 where you can pay your annual fee for your Premises Licence or Club Premises Certificate.
If you need assistance navigating the portal and paying your fee, we have created a user guide to help.
Page last updated: 7 February 2024