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Premises licence - minor variations

This process can only be used where the variations will not adversely impact on the promotion of any of the four licensing objectives (prevention of crime and disorder, public safety, prevention of public nuisance, protection of children from harm e.g. structural changes, extending hours of entertainment)

The application cannot be used to make any changes associated with the sale of alcohol.

Apply for minor variation to a premises licence 

Before applying, please see details of how to apply, the eligibility criteria, fees and the documentation you will need to provide by:


The fee for a premises licence minor variation is £89.

Premises licence minor variation process

If the 10 working day consultation period has expired and no representations have been made by a responsible authority or interested party, then the minor variation will be approved.

If we receive representations, we have a further five working days to consider them and decide whether to approve or reject the application.

If the minor variation is approved, we will issue a new licence to reflect the minor variation. If we reject the application, the fee will be refunded and you will be given the option to apply for a full variation.

Failure to comply with any conditions attached to a premises licence may result in an unlimited fine and/or six months imprisonment.