Transferring a Premises Licence

To transfer a premises licence, either from you to another person or to you from the existing licence holder, you must apply formally to change the licence.

Apply online

You can apply online for the transfer of a premises licence via the GOV.UK website:

Apply online

Apply by post

You can download an licence transfer application form here:

Application to transfer a premises licence

The existing holder of the premises licence must give their consent to the transfer by completing this form:

Existing Licence Holder Consent to Transfer

Both of these forms and the existing premises licence must then be sent to the following address, along with the £23.00 fee (cheques made payable to Worcester City Council):

Licensing, Worcester City Council, Guildhall, High Street, Worcester, WR1 2EY

You should also send copies of the forms to:

West Mercia Police, Worcester Police Station, Castle Street, Worcester, WR1 3QX

Will tacit consent apply?

Yes. The application may take effect immediately or on a date specified in the application form and revised premises licence and licence summary will be issued to you. If the chief officer of police for the area where the premises is situated is satisfied that the exceptional circumstances of the case are such that granting the application would undermine the crime prevention objective, he must give us a notice within 14 days. We will then hold a hearing to determine the notice given by the police.