To run a sex shop - i.e. any premises selling sex toys, books or videos - you may need a licence from the local authority. To run a venue where explicit films are shown to members of the public, you also need a licence from the local authority.
Before you apply
Download and read the following documents carefully before you apply for a licence.
Notes and guidance
To download our current sex establishment application form, guidance notes and certificate, please click on the link below:
- Sex Establishment Guidance Notes
- Sex Establishment Application Form
- Sex Establishment Form of Statement
- Suggested Form of Public Notice
Pay for a licence
New Annual Sex Establishment Licence Fee: £4500.00
Renewal Sex Establishment : £2500.00 From April 2017