Premises licences

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A premises licence is required to carry out licensable activities from the premises.

The definition of 'premises' means any place, but it also includes a vehicle, vessel or moveable structure.

Premises could include mobile food sellers for example, a burger van.

Find out more about:

You must have a licence:

  • to sell alcohol to the public, including in wholesale quantities
  • to supply alcohol to members of a club
  • to provide hot food or hot drink between 11pm and 5am - known as 'late night refreshment'

For the following activities if they are carried out in front of an audience and is provided for the purpose of entertaining that audience. A licence is also required if you are just providing facilities for:

  • performance of a play
  • exhibition of a film
  • indoor Sport
  • boxing wrestling fighting sports entertainment or which combines boxing/wrestling with one or more mixed martial arts/cagefighting style events (except Olympic style Greco-Roman and freestyle wrestling). Greco-Roman and freestyle wrestling are both amateur sports and are two style of contests in the Olympic games. These types of wrestling are exempt from requiring a licence. All other forms of wrestling, or wrestling entertainment, such as ‘professional’ or ‘all-in’ wrestling does require a licence. Licensable wrestling can be described as sports entertainment with wrestling moves that include a theatrical element. The use of props may also be included.
  • performance of recorded music
  • performance of live music
  • performance of dance
  • any similar entertainment to that of live music, recorded music or dance.

There are certain exemptions in regard to some activities, further details are available in Exemptions for premises licence and club premises certificates.

Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS)

The Licensing Act 2003 states that every premises licence to sell alcohol must have a DPS who must have a valid personal licence.

The licence holder must immediately change the DPS details if the DPS leaves the premises. No alcohol can be served at the premises until we have received the new DPS details.

You must sign and send completed forms to us with the original licence. You must also ensure that the proposed DPS has signed the separate consent form.

The Licensing Act 2003 states that the licence holder must serve the application on the outgoing DPS.

The application must also be served on the Chief of Police. The police will then have 14 days to object to the appointment of the new DPS.

If posting or handing in the application form(s) at our reception you are required to also serve a copy of the application to Derbyshire Constabulary on the same day as the application is given to us. If the application is submitted electronically, we will provide copies to Derbyshire Constabulary.

The appointment of the new DPS will be valid from the date the completed application form is received by us unless there is a successful police objection.

New premises - provisional statements

Where premises are being, or are about to be, built/altered, the necessary investment may not be committed unless investors have some assurance that a premises licence covering the desired licensable activities would be granted for the premises when the building work is completed.

Application for provisional statements need to be advertised and require a plan to be submitted with the application form, see premises licence applications for more details.

Complete the Premises provisional statement and send this with the relevant payment. See our Licensing current fees and How to pay for a premises licence.

If posting or handing in the application form(s) at our reception you are required to also serve a copy of the application, including the accompanying documentation, to the responsible authorities on the same day as the application is given to us. If the application is submitted electronically, we will provide copies to the responsible authorities. We can only accept applications for premises within our local authority area.

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Licensing Team
Derby City Council
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Licensing Team
Derby City Council
The Council House
Corporation Street
Derby
DE1 2FS