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Premises Licence application forms and guidance notes

Apply for a premises licence online

Or, you can download Licensing Act application forms from the list below. 

Please note you will need to print the form and submit the completed paper form to your nearest area office listed below.  We can't accept these forms by email.

The Licensing Act 2003 requires that certain applications are copied to responsible authorities. These responsible authorities include the Police, planning authority, fire authority and trading standards. The full list of responsible authorities, with contact details, is at Appendix L in the Council’s Licensing Policy 

Get help with your application - Licensing Direct

Cornwall Council’s Licensing Service offers help for all applications under the Licensing Act 2003.

For a fixed fee you can get your application right first time. The benefits to applicants include:-

  • Save time: applications can be delayed due to basic errors
  • Save money: we will help to ensure the process will not need to be re-started. You may avoid incurring extra costs in re-submitting press notices
  • Give peace of mind: we will make sure your application is correctly completed
  • Secure: we will ensure your application is electronically submitted and depending on the type of application, serve on the relevant Responsible Authorities

Please go to our Licensing Direct page for further details and to find out how you can take advantage of our services. Over 1000 applicants have used this service.  Customers surveyed said that they would either recommend or use this service again.

There is a comprehensive range of business regulatory support services available to help and advise businesses to be more successful and compliant.

General Data Protection Regulation

Please refer to our privacy notice under the General Data Protection Regulation.

Premises Licence - New Grant

Premises Licence - Variation

Press and Public Notices for new grant and variation applications

Premises Licence - Minor Variation

Premises Licence - Provisional Statement

Premises Licence - Transfer

Premises Licence - Vary Designated Premises Supervisor

Premises Licence - Review

Premises Licence - Application for mandatory alcohol condition requiring a Designated Premises Supervisor to be disapplied

Miscellaneous forms

Office address

Licensing Team
Cornwall Council
PO Box 676

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