Transfer of premises

When licensed premises change hands, the new owner or operator must transfer the premises licence as soon as possible. This can be done before the transfer date specifying the date that it will became effective.

How to apply

Premises licence transfer

Consent to transfer


You can also apply by downloading an application form and sending it to the licensing department.  If you apply by this method you will also need to send a copy of the application form to the chief officer of police.


The fee for a transfer of premises licence is £23.

What happens next

The application may take effect immediately or on a date specified in the application form. We will issue you with a revised premises licence and licence summary.

If the chief officer of police for the area where the premises is situated is satisfied that the exceptional circumstances of the case are such that granting the application would undermine the crime prevention objective, he must give a notice of this to the licensing authority within 14 days. We will then hold a hearing to determine the notice given by the police.

West Oxfordshire District Council
New Yatt Road
OX28 1PB