rating button

Southwark Council would like to use cookies to store information on your computer, to improve our website. Some of the cookies we use are essential for parts of the site to operate and have already been set.

You may delete and block all cookies from this site, but parts of the site will not work. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy notice.

Jump to content | Change font size and colours |

| or register?

Welcome to our new website!

You’ve probably noticed that things have changed a bit. We haven’t finished updating all our pages yet, so some sections are still using this design. Please bear with us...

Licensing Act 2003

If you would like to know how the Licensing Act 2003 affects your business, you can use the links below to download any of the licence application forms you may need and other documents related to applying for a licence.

Southwark Licensing Team

Regulatory Services 3rd Floor Hub 1  PO Box 64529  London SE1P 5LX  licensing@southwark.gov.uk

Online application and payment now available

Temporary Events Notices (TENs)
Complete the form online for Temporary Events Notices (TENs) and pay before submission

https://forms.southwark.gov.uk/ShowForm.asp?fm_fid=1274

Premises Licence*
Application for a premises licence
Designated Premises Supervisor consent form
*After submitting the application, email licensing@southwark.gov.uk to request an A3 blue poster.
Notification to surrender a premises licence

Apply to vary existing Premises Licences*
Application for variations to premises licence
*After submitting the application, email licensing@southwark.gov.uk to request an A3 blue poster.

Apply to specify Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS)
Application to vary a premises licence to specify designated premises supervisor
Designated Premises Supervisor consent form
Both forms needs to be completed
If you are an agent or solicitor acting on behalf of the applicant, you may proceed with this application.

Apply to transfer Premises Licence
Application to transfer premises licence to be granted under the Licensing Act 2003 
Transfer consent form*
*Please note that the consent form must be signed by the previous licensee.

Apply for a Personal Licence*
Application for a Personal licence
*Please note that you can only apply for a personal licence if you live in our Borough.
Notification of change of name/address
Notification to surrender a personal licence

Apply for a Minor Variation
Application for Minor variation
Public notice for Minor variation

Apply for a review of a Premises Licence
Application for a review of a premises licence or club premises certificate under the Licensing Act

Apply for an Interim Authority Notice
Application for an Interim Authority Notice

Apply for extension of Provisional Licence 
Application for Licence or Extension of Provisional Licence

Apply for a Club Premises Certificate*
Application for a club premises certificate
Application to vary a club premises certificate
Declaration for a club premises certificate to be granted
*After submitting the application, email licensing@southwark.gov.uk to request an A3 blue poster.


Southwark's statement of licensing policy

Personal licences

Licence length

The licence will be issued with a 10 year date, however the licence does not expire after this time. Once the 10 year date passes, you do not need to take any action. The licence remains permanently valid due to the Deregulation Act 2015. 

Read the guidance notes for personal licences before lodging an application.  

  • Application for a personal licence
  • Disclosure of convictions and declaration form
  • The requirement to renew personal licences has been abolished with effect from 1 April 2015

Personal Licence applications can only be made by individuals who have successfully completed an accredited qualification. Five courses are currently accredited:

The National Certificate for Personal Licence Holder courses are no longer accredited, and should not be taken. Certificates issued before the accreditation expired may still be used to apply for a Personal Licence for a limited time.

For more information about these courses, including details of local training centres, please contact the examining bodies.

  • Applications must be made to the local authority for the area in which the applicant lives, so we can only accept applications from persons living within the London Borough of Southwark. We may also accept applications from persons who do not live in England or Wales - however, we advise that you contact us prior to making your application to ensure that you follow the correct procedure. payment of the application fee (£37)
  • two passport photos, one of which has been endorsed (by a solicitor, notary, a person of standing in the community or an individual with a professional qualification) with a statement that the photo is a true likeness of the applicant
  • the certificate issued after passing the accredited training course
  • a completed 'Disclosure of Criminal Convictions' form (supplied with the application form)
  • a criminal record certificate, issued within the last month, such as a Basic Disclosure or a Subject Access Search of the Police National Computer

Download the personal licence forms and guidance

Premises licences

Licensing Fees

http://www.2.southwark.gov.uk/downloads/download/80/licensing_fees

http://www.2010.voa.gov.uk/rli/

Guidance notes

Before applying for a premises licence, read the guidance notes on premises licences and designated premises supervisors.

Applying for a premises licence

Applying for vary-designated premises supervisor

Download forms to vary-designated premises supervisor

  • Designated premises supervisor consent form
  • Designated premises supervisor mandatory condition removal form
  • Application to vary a premises licence to specify designated premises supervisor

Applying for a provisional statement

Applying for a transfer of licence

Notification of an interest in a premises under section 178

Interim authority notice

Variations to premises licences 

Minor variations

Club premises certificate

Before applying for a club premises certificate, read the guidance notes on club premises certificates. 

To apply for a club premises certificate, or vary an existing certificate, please download the relevant forms.

  • Application for a club premises certificate
  • The following link opens in a new windowDeclaration for a club premises certificate to be granted
  • Application to vary a club premises certificate

Review of premises licences and certificates

Guidance notes for reviews


Designated premises supervisor mandatory condition removal form
  Statement of licensing policy

Bookmark this page

Share this page

Licensing services

Email:

 

Contact us

Southwark Council
PO BOX 64529
London SE1P 5LX

Useful contacts...

Follow us What is this?

  • RSS feed
  • youTube channel
  • twitter account
  • facebook fan
  • flickr photostream