If a club wants to make changes to their club premises certificate, they can apply for a variation of the certificate.

If the club is only looking to make small changes to the certificate, which will not impact on the promotion of the licensing objectives, it may be possible to apply for a minor variation of the club premises certificate. Minor variations are subject to a simpler application process and a lower application fee.

Further guidance on variation applications can be found on the GOV.UK website

To help make your application process run more smoothly, Worcestershire Regulatory Services now offers a pre-application assistance service. For more information click here.

Apply online

 We are currently unable to process online applications via the GOV.UK portal. If you wish you submit an online application please:

 

  1. Make the required payment via the Council’s pay-it webpage, by choosing “Regulatory Services” and then “Premises Licence” payment option.
  2. Email completed application forms (a link to the application form is available below), all accompanying documentation and proof of payment to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please ensure that proof of payment is included with your application email.

Apply by post

Clubs need to send applications to us at:

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

Copies of your application will also need to be sent to all of the responsible authorities, whose contact details can be found here:

pdf Responsible Authorities List (181 KB)

You can download the application form here:

document Application to vary a club premises certificate (99 KB)

A public notice must be displayed at the club premises and published in a local newspaper, circular or similar document during the consultation period required before your certificate is issued. A template for you do use to do this can be downloaded below. Please note that the notice displayed at the relevant premises must be printed on light blue paper.

document Public Notice template (204 KB)

Fees

A table of the fees that must be paid for applications made under the Licensing Act 2003 can be found on our licensing fees and charges page.

You can find out the non-domestic rateable value of the relevant premises by visiting the Valuation Office Agency website

Will tacit consent apply?

Yes. After the 28 day consultation period has expired, if no representations have been received from responsible authorities or other persons, then the licence is granted as applied for. We will issue the licence shortly after.

If there is a representation from a responsible authority other person then this will cause the application to be considered by the Licensing Sub-Committee. A hearing will be arranged within 56 days from the date the application is made.