Licence and permit applications

Premises licence

If you wish to sell alcohol, your premises must be licensed.

Applications are made to your local licensing board.

You must be 18 years or older to make the application which must include

  • a description of the premises,
  • an operating plan,
  • a layout plan of the premises, and
  • certificates for planning, building standards and, if relevant, food hygiene.

Additionally applicants for a new premises licence or a new provisional premises licence require to complete a Disabled Access and Facilities Statement as part of the application process.  Failure to lodge the Statement will render the licence application incomplete.

Your premises will also require a personal licence holder to sell and authorise the sale of alcohol.

Fees

Premises licence fees

Premises Licence Rateable Value New Application Fee Annual Fee
*Category 1 (-) £200 £180
*Category 2 (£1 - £11,500) £800 £220
*Category 3 (£11,501 - £35,000) £1,100 £280
*Category 4 (£35,001 - £70,000) £1,300 £500
*Category 5 (£70,001 - £140,000) £1,700 £700
*Category 6 (£140,000 +) £2,000 £900

* Denotes maximum fees fixed by Scottish Government

Other fees

  Fee
+Provisional Licence £200
+Confirmation of Provisional Licence Appropriate Category
Fee less £200

+ Denotes set fees fixed by Scottish Government

Variation fees

Variations/Transfers/Copy Licences Fee
+Minor Variation(s) £20
+Substitution of Manager (and minor variation)

£31 (with immediate effect)

Application to transfer a Premises Licence by the licence holder including an application for variation (which is not a minor variation) £257
Application to transfer a Premises Licence by the licence holder including an application for a minor variation £72
Application to transfer a Premises Licence by the licence holder which does not including an application for variation £45
Application to transfer a Premises Licence by a person other than the licence holder including an application for variation (which is not a minor variation) £257
Application to transfer a Premises Licence by a person other than the licence holder including an application for a minor variation £72
Application to transfer a Premises Licence by a person other than the licence holder which does not include an application for variation. £45
Application to vary a Premises Licence other than a Minor Variation £210
Application for a Temporary Premises Licence £264
Certified Copy of Premises Licence £27

+ Denotes set fees fixed by Scottish Government