The application fee for a new premises licence or to change a premises licence or club premises certificate is based upon the premises non-domestic rateable value (business rates).

Check the rateable value of your property

Application and annual fees

Each premises licence and club premises certificate is subject to an annual fee which is due on the anniversary of the grant of the licence.

License fees
Rateable value Band Application fee Annual fee

Not rate up to £4,300

A

£100

£70

£4,301 to £33,000

B

£190

£180

£33,001 to £87,000

C

£315

£295

£87,001 to £125,000

D

£450

£320

£125,001 and above

E

£635

£350

Large scale event fees

An additional fee may apply for larger scale events.

Large scale event fees
Number of people Additional fee Annual fee

5,000 - 9,999

£1,000

£500

10,000 - 14,999

£2,000

£1,000

15,000 - 19,999

£4,000

£2,000

20,000 - 29,999

£8,000

£4,000

30,000 - 39,999

£16,000

£8,000

40,000 - 49,999

£24,000

£12,000

50,000 - 59,999

£32,000

£16,000

60,000 - 69,999

£40,000

£20,000

70,000 - 79,999

£48,000

£24,000

80,000 - 89,999

£56,000

£28,000

90,000 and over

£64,000

£32,000

Other fees

Application or notice Fee
Replacement of a premises licence/summary or club premises certificate or summary (due to theft, loss etc) £10.50
Application of a provisional statement where premises are being built £315
Notification of change of name or address £10.50
Application to vary the Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS) £23 
Application to transfer the premises licence £23 
Interim authority notice following death etc of premises licence holder £23
Notification of a change of name or altering the club rules £10.50
Change of registered club address £10.50

Exemptions

No fee applies if:

  • a church hall, chapel hall, village hall, parish or community hall requires a premises licence for regulated entertainment only
  • a school requires a premises licence for regulated entertainment and the entertainment is for the purposes of the school or college

If you are unsure whether you need to pay an application fee or an annual fee you can contact your us

Licensing Office - East Dorset

Email: licensingteamc@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk
Tel: 01202 228989
Full contact details

Licensing Office - North Dorset, West Dorset, Weymouth and Portland

Email: licensingteamb@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk
Tel: 01305 838028
Full contact details

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