The Licensing Section issues and enforces a number of different Licences, Permits and Consents. Click on the menu links on the right or below for details of each one and how you can apply online.
Our Environmental Health department issue licences and permits for trading, such as dog breeding, pet shops, piercing, acupuncture etc. Click on Other Licences in the menu.
If you would like to come into the Town Hall to discuss a matter in person with a member of staff, please either phone or e-mail the Licensing Section using the details on the right to make an appointment.
The Licensing Act 2003 has brought the provision of licences for the sale and supply of alcohol, regulated entertainment and late night refreshment under the responsibility of your local authority.
As well as Public Entertainment venues we issue and enforce Theatre, Sex Establishment and Cinema Licences.
We have carried out extensive consultation and produced a Licensing Policy. Click on the link below to read it.
www.legislation.gov.uk - A copy of the Licensing Act
www.culture.gov.uk - Department for Culture, Media and Sport
http://www.westsussex.gov.uk/ – West Sussex Drugs and Alcohol Action Team
www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/crime/taxiphv - Personal safety information for taxi drivers.
www.hse.gov.uk/violence/toolkit/index.htm - Managing violence in licensed and retail premises.
www.hse.gov.uk/event-safety/index.htm - Health and Safety guidance, helping organisers run events safely.
tel: (01293) 438289
fax: (01293) 438604
email: click to contact us
Alcohol & Premises Licensing
Planning & Environmental Services Department