New Premises Licence for the Sale of Alcohol in Essex

Getting and keeping the right licence is vital to many businesses in Essex.

Whether you’re starting a new operation or need help with an existing licensed business, we can advise and support you through the entire process.

Applications for a new Premises Licence for the sale of alcohol and/or other regulated entertainment

We will need to contact your council to apply for a premises licence if you intend to sell alcohol or provide ‘licensable activities’ from a particular venue.

Licensable activities include:

  • Selling alcohol.
  • Serving hot food and drinks between 11pm and 5am.

You’ll also need a licence if you provide the following types of entertainment:

  • Theatrical performance.
  • Showing a film.
  • Indoor sporting event.
  • Boxing or wrestling (indoor or outdoor).
  • Live music.
  • Recorded music.
  • Dance.
  • Facilities for making music.
  • Dancing facilities.

You will still need a licence if the activities are for charity.

You may have to pay Machine Games Duty on any gaming machines you have on your premises.

Contact our licensing solicitors in Chelmsford and Colchester

If you want to find out more about the services we can offer you, please feel free to get in touch with our licensing solicitors in Chelmsford and Colchester.

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