You can apply to vary an existing Premises Licence.
- An extension of licensing hours (if the extension is a ‘one off’ a Temporary Event Notice will be more appropriate)
- To add licensable activities
- Change the layout of the premises
Some variations can be made under the Minor Variation Procedure - see below for more details. If you are unsure of which procedure to use - please contact the Licensing team for advice.
The application process for a full variation to an existing Premises Licence is the same as for a new premises licence - including the fee structure.
There is a 28 day consultation as part of the application process.
How do I apply to vary a Premises Licence/Club Premises Certificate?
Apply to vary a Premises Licence
Apply to vary a Club Premises Certificate
Payment is online and by card.
Print out and complete the form below. Cheques are payable to ‘Mid Sussex District Council’.
Application to vary a Premises Licence
Application to vary a Club Premises Certificate
If the application is not being submitted electronically, a copy of all printed applications must be copied and sent to:
How is the application decided?
The application is subject to a 28 day consultation process with the statutory Responsible Authorities and the public.
A 'representation' can be made by anyone who is not in favour of the application. They must address one, all or a combination of the four licensing objectives.
- Prevention of Crime and Disorder
- Public safety
- Prevention of a Public Nuisance
- Prevention of harm to children and young persons
If no representations are received the licence can be issued.
If there are relevant representations the matter will be decided at a Licensing Committee hearing.
How long will it take?
Under normal circumstances the entire process will take 2 months to decide the application.
What else will I need to do?