Applications Received, Apply for Personal, Premises and Club Licences

The Licensing Act 2003 changed the way that pubs, private members clubs, nightclubs, restaurants and take-aways are licensed.

These premises now apply to Mid Sussex District Council (the Licensing Authority) for licences to sell/supply alcohol and late night refreshment as well as for providing public entertainment facilities.

Applicants are strongly advised to read the Mid Sussex District Council Licensing Policy before applying. Update as of 1 May 2015 - As a result of the Deregulation Act 2015 (which took effect on 6th April 2015), this policy has been amended since its approval by The Council at paragraphs 2.4 and 5.4. The amendments relate to changes in the way that regulated entertainment is now licensed.

The Licensing Authority is responsible for dealing with licensing functions for different activities:

  • Retail sale and supply of alcohol
  • Performance of a play
  • Exhibition or a film
  • Indoor sporting events
  • Boxing or wrestling events
  • Performing live music
  • Dancing
  • Providing facilities for making music or dancing
  • Supplying hot food or drink after 11pm until 5am
  • Personal Licences
  • Private Members Clubs
  • Temporary Event Notices

Contact

Licensing Team
Tel: (01444) 477419
Email: licensing@midsussex.gov.uk

Types of Licence

Personal Licence

Personal Licence

A personal licence is required if you intend to sell alcohol.
It is also required if you wish to be nominated as a ‘Designated Premises Supervisor'.

Applicants must

  • Be aged 18 years or over
  • Possess a recognised licensing qualification
  • not been convicted of certain criminal offences

Premises Licence

Premises Licence

Required in respect of all premises (including open air sales) where alcohol is sold, or

  • where 'Regulated Entertainment' is to take place
  • the sale of hot food between 11pm and 5am

Club Premises Certificate

Club Premises Certificate

Required to authorise members clubs to provide alcohol and other club activities for members and guests.

Temporary Event Notice

Temporary Event Notice

Authorises relatively small scale events (max of 499 people) for the sale of alcohol and provision of regulated entertainment. 

Guidance

Department for Culture, Media and Sport website