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Luton Borough Council

Premises licence

If you or your business sell alcohol, provide entertainment, such as live or recorded music, or sell hot food after 11pm, then you must apply for a new premises licence.

This will be the case whether you hold an existing licence, or it is not yet up for renewal or that you do not currently need a licence e.g. late night takeaways.

You or your business must have a licence and you can apply online, if you have not already done so.

The licensing service is on hand to provide guidance and support to businesses. So whether you need information with regard to the Licensing Act 2003 generally or need support on how to make applications then officers will be pleased to assist.

A premises licence will be required by the owners of pubs, clubs, night clubs, theatres, cinemas, restaurants, takeaways, shops and other retail outlets selling alcohol. The licence will be issued for the life of the business rather than one or three years. Applicants for a premises licence will need to identify in their operating schedule how the premises will meet the four licensing objectives:

  • The Prevention of Crime Disorder
  • Public Safety
  • Prevention of Public Nuisance
  • Protection of Children from Harm

If alcohol is sold, the person responsible for such sales must hold a personal licence. The Licensing Act 2003 strictly regulates the grant of personal licences.

If you would like an application posted or emailed out to you please request one by email [email protected]. Please note all applications can be downloaded at the Home Office website.

Apply for a licence for a new premises

Apply for a provisional statement

Apply to vary a premises licence

Apply to vary a premises licence to specify an individual as designated premises supervisor

Apply to transfer a premises licence

Notify us of an interest in premises under Section 178

Apply for an interim authority notice

Apply for a minor variation to a premises or club licence

Notify us of a change of name or address

Apply to request removal as a designated premises supervisor

Contact info
Licensing Service
Luton Borough Council Town Hall George Street Luton LU1 2BQ
Tel: 01582 546040

[email protected]


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