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'.

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