Gambling Application Forms
Central government have prescribed the application forms for
Premises Licences and other Authorisations under the Gambling Act
2005. These application forms are available below:
Application for a Provisional Statement
Application for a Premises Licence Standard Form
Application for a Reinstatement of a Premises Licence
Application to Transfer a Premises Licence
Application to Vary a Premises Licence
When making an application for a Premises Licence, notice must
be given to each of the responsible authorities within a period of
7 days beginning on the date on which the application is made.
To download these 'Notice' application forms, click below:
of Application Premises Licence
of Premises Licence Application A Single Application
of Premises Licence Application B Joint Applicants
of Application Provisional Statement
Central government have prescribed the
application forms for Permits under the Gambling Act 2005. These
application forms are available below:
NOTIFICATION OF 2 OR LESS GAMING MACHINES or Licensed Gaming
Machine Permit Application
Application Form For Club Gaming Permit or Club Machine
Application for the Conversion or New Grant or Change of name of an
Unlicensed Family Entertainment Centre Gaming Machine
Application for the Conversion or New Grant or Change of name of a
Prize Gaming Permit
Details of responsible authorities, fees
associated with authorisations and useful web links are available
at the Gambling Act 2005 web page.
If you would like to make
an on-line payment, please use the
link on the left hand side of this page.
If you would like to receive an application
form by post, please use the link below which will generate a
request with your requirements.
Facilities used for betting, gaming and participating in a
lottery as defined in the Gambling Act 2005 require a Premises
Licence or Permit from the Local Licensing Authority.
Non-commercial societies also require to register with the Local
Licensing Authority to operate small scale lotteries.
The Authority aims to grant applications to provide facilities
for gambling if we consider that the application is:
- reasonably consistent with the following
preventing gambling from being a
source of crime or disorder, being associated with crime or
disorder or being used to support crime,
ensuring that gambling is
conducted in a fair and open way, and
protecting children and other
vulnerable persons from being harmed or exploited by
- in accordance with the Council’s Statement of
Gambling Licensing Principles;
- in accordance with the codes of
- and in accordance with the Gambling
summary of the eligibility criteria for this licence
Application Evaluation Process
To apply for a Premises Licence or Permit, applicants must
complete and submit an application form (with the required scale
plans of the facilities) and pay the required fee. They must
serve copies of the application on the responsible authorities and
to give notice at the site and in a local newspaper.
Responsible authorities and those who could be affected by the
proposed activities may make representations on the application
within 28 days of the notices.
The Licensing Authority will then consider all relevant
representations received and determine whether to grant the
Licence/Permit. This determination will be by a Licensing
Sub-Committee of Councillors. Where no representations are
received the Licence will be granted without the need for reference
to a Sub-Committee.
Will Tacit Consent Apply?
No. It is in the public interest that the
authority must process your application before it can be granted.
If you have not heard from the local authority within a reasonable
period, please contact it. You can do this
online if you applied through the UK Welcomes service or use
the contact details below. The target completion period for
processing these applications is up to 50 working days.
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You can download application forms using the links on this
page. Once signed, you can also return them electronically.
On-line payment of the required fee is available using the
links on the left hand side of this web page.
Failed Application Redress
Please contact the Local Authority in the first
Any applicant who is refused a licence can appeal to their local
Licence Holder Redress
Please contact the Local Authority in the first
Any licence holder who wishes to appeal against a condition
attached to their licence can appeal to their local Magistrates'
We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the
first contact is made with the trader by you - preferably in the
form a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked, you
should contact the Licensing Authority or if you are located in the
UK, Consumer Direct will
give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre
The Association of British
General Federation of Trade
Club and Institute Union
The Bingo Association
British Amusement Catering Trade