Online and telephone payments

Due to essential maintenance, telephone and online payments will not be available between 8am and 6pm on Tuesday 24 April. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Apply for a club gaming or club machine permit

Permits are valid for 10 years and may be renewed. There is an annual charge of £50.

Club gaming permits

Club gaming permits may be granted to members' clubs and miners' welfare institutes (but not commercial clubs), allowing the use of up to 3 gaming machines in total (either category B3A, B4, C or D machines), as well as equal chance gaming and games of chance.

Club machine permits

If a club doesn’t want to have a club gaming permit or if they’re a commercial club not permitted to have non-machine gaming, they can apply for a club machine permit. This allows the use of up to 3 machines in total (category B4, C or D gaming machines).

Apply in writing

To apply by email, complete the downloadable application form with a scan of your signature and email it to  After we’ve received your application, a licensing officer will contact you to take a debit or credit card payment for the appropriate fee

To apply by post, print the downloadable application form, complete it and return it to the address below.  Please include a cheque or postal order for the appropriate fee with your postal application, made payable to 'Birmingham City Council'.