Licensing Act fees

Fees payable under the Licensing Act 2003 are detailed on this page. All fees are payable to Cheshire West and Chester Council.

Personal licence

The fee for a new application is £37.

Premises licence/club premises certificate

These fees are based on the Rateable Value of your premises. Information on your Rateable Value can be found on the Valuation Office Agency website.

A multiplier will be added to your fee if your premises is a town or city centre pub (those in Bands D and E), where you are exclusively or primarily in the business of selling alcohol.

Schools and community/village halls are exempted from fees in relation to Premises Licences for Entertainment but not for the sale of alcohol.

Rateable value Band
No rateable value to £4300 A
£4301 to £33,000 B
£33,001 to £87,000 C
£87,001 to £125,000 D
£125,001 and above E

Applications for a new premises licence/club premises certificate or the variation of a premises licence/club premises certificate

Band Fee Premises primarily in the business of selling alcohol: band Fee
A £100 A £100
B £190 B £190
C £315 C £315
D £450 D £900
E £635 E £1905


An additional fee is payable for exceptionally large events:

Number in attendance at any one time Additional fee
5000 to 9999 £1000
10,000 to 14,999 £2000
15,000 to 19,999 £4000
20,000 to 29,999 £8000
30,000 to 39,999 £16,000
40,000 to 49,999 £24,000
50,000 to 59,999 £32,000
60,000 to 69,999 £40,000
70,000 to 79,999 £48,000
80,000 to 89,999 £56,000
90,000 and over £64,000

Annual fees

Premises not effected by the multiplier band Annual charge  Premises primarily in the business of selling alcohol Annual charge
A £70 A £70
B £180 B £180
C £295 C £295
D £320 D £640
E £350 E £1050

An additional fee is payable for exceptionally large events:

Number in attendance at any one time Additional fee
5000 to 9999 £500
10,000 to 14,999 £1000
15,000 to 19,999 £2000
20,000 to 29,999 £4000
30,000 to 39,999 £8000
40,000 to 49,999 £12,000
50,000 to 59,999 £16,000
60,000 to 69,999 £20,000
70,000 to 79,999 £28,000
80,000 to 89,999 £28,000
90,000 and over £32,000

Miscellaneous

Type Fee
Temporary event notice £21
Theft, loss, etc. of premises licence or summary £10.50
Application for a provisional statement where premises being built etc. £315
Notification of change of name or address £10.50
Application to vary licence to specify individual as premises supervisor £23
Application for transfer of premises licence £23
Interim authority notice following death etc. of licence holder £23
Theft, loss etc. of certificate or summary £10.50
Notification of change of name or alteration of rules of club £10.50
Change of relevant registered address of club £10.50
Theft, loss etc. of temporary event notice £10.50
Theft, loss etc. of personal licence £10.50
Duty to notify change of name or address £10.50
Right of freeholder etc. to be notified or licensing matters £21
Minor variation to a premises licence or club premises certificate £89
Application for a Designated Premises Supervisor to be disapplied £23