New Premises Licence

A Premises Licence is required in respect of all premises (including open air events) where

  • alcohol is sold or
  • regulated entertainment takes place or
  • hot food or drink is sold between 11:00 pm and 5:00 am

A new Premises Licence application is subject to a minimum of 28 days consultation, public notice advertising in a local newspaper and advertising at the premises.

If no representations are received the licence will be issued.

If there are legitimate representations the matter will be decided at a Licensing Committee hearing.

Applications must include a plan of the premises and the relevant fee.
More detail on what is required for a plan of the premises and on completing the application form is available in the Premises Licence guidance notes.

Applicants should read the advertising guidelines and 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.

Under normal circumstances the application process takes 2 months.

How do I apply?

Apply Online

Paper applications

If you do not have a credit or debit card, print, complete, the following forms and return to the Licensing Team enclosing a cheque (made payable to Mid Sussex District Council). Please see the Premises Licence Fees page for payment amounts.

If the application is not being submitted electronically the application must be copied and sent to the Responsible Authorities as well as the Licensing Authority.


Tel: (01444) 477419