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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 £4,300 A
 £4,301 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  FeePremises primarily in the business of selling alcohol: bandFee
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
 5,000 to 9,999  £1,000
 10,000 to 14,999  £2,000
 15,000 to 19,999  £4,000
 20,000 to 29,999  £8,000
 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 bandAnnual ChargePremises primarily in the business of selling alcoholAnnual 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
 5,000 to 9,999  £500
 10,000 to 14,999  £1,000
 15,000 to 19,999  £2,000
 20,000 to 29,999  £4,000
 30,000 to 39,999  £8,000
 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

 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 of licensing matters £21 
Minor Variation to a premises licence or Club Premises Certificate £89
Application for a Designated Premises Supervisor to be Disapplied £23

 

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