The Licensing Act 2003 aims to promote four key objectives to enable more freedom for business operators and customers; while clamping down on crime, disorder and anti-social behaviour.

The four key objectives are:

  • The prevention of crime and disorder
  • Public safety
  • The prevention of public nuisance
  • The protection of children from harm

The objectives are met mainly through the introduction of the following types of licence, a premises licence, club premises certificate, and a personal licence. Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council issues these licences. In addition there are temporary event notices for premises without a licence who wish to hold small events.

The Home Office have released Guidance on banning the sale of alcohol below the cost of duty plus VAT

Licensing Policy
This highlights the duties we have under the Licensing Act 2003 and is reviewed every three years.
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You will need to apply for a licence if you wish to:

  • Sell or supply alcohol
  • Provide regulated entertainment
  • Sell hot food and drink after 11pm

Every application is subject to a fee please look at the Icon for pdf Fees & Charges before applying for your licence.

Temporary event notice

Temporary Event Notice (TEN) - if you are running an occasional event that includes any of the above you will need a temporary event notice

Please read before applying
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Application forms
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Apply online
Temporary Event Notice

 

Personal licence

Personal Licence - if you wish to be a designated premises supervisor you will need a personal licence

Please read before applying
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Application forms
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Icon for pdf Disclosure of Convictions 
Icon for pdf Personal Licence Change of Name or Address

Please note that from 1 April 2015 it is no longer necessary to renew a personal licence. Section 115 of the Licensing Act 2003 has been amended by section 69 of the Deregulation Act 2015, removing the requirement to renew personal licences.

 

Personal licence

Premises licence - if you wish to carry out any of the above on a permanent basis, such as a business you need a premises licence

Please read before applying
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Application forms
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Icon for pdf Application to Vary Premises Licence 
Icon for pdf Application to Transfer Premises Licence

Premises Licence

if you wish to carry out any of the above on a permanent basis, such as a business you will need a premises licence

Please read before applying

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Apply by post

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Icon for pdf Application to Vary Premises Licence

Icon for pdf Application for copy of Licence

Icon for pdf Application for Review of Premises Licence

Icon for pdf Application to Transfer Premises Licence

Icon for pdf Application to Vary DPS

Icon for pdf Consent of person named as DPS

Icon for pdf Consent of Premises Licence Holder to Transfer

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Icon for pdf Make a Representation against a Premises Licence Application or Variation

Apply online

Application for a Premises Licence

Application to Vary a Premises Licence

Application for a Minor Variation

Application to Transfer Premises Licence

Consent to Transfer Premises Licence

Application to Vary DPS

Consent to be DPS

Request to be Removed as DPS

Notification of Change of Name or Address

Interim Authority Notice

Notification of Interest in Premises Licence

Provisional Statement

Make an Annual Payment for a Premises Licence

Relevant information:

Icon for pdf Guidance on Making Representations and Premises Licence Reviews

Club Premises Certificate

If you are a registered club and you wish to carry out  any of the above activities you will need a club premises certificate

Please read before applying

Apply by post

Apply online