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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 following 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.

How to apply

Before applying, read the guidance notes for details of how to apply, the eligibility criteria and the documentation you will need to provide.

Apply for a minor variation


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

What happens next

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.