Transfer of a Premises Licence

You must make an application to transfer the premises licence into your name as soon as you purchase the premises. Failing to transfer the premises licence can mean you being unable to offer licensable activities.

In order to do this you are required to complete an application form and gain the consent of the previous premises licence holder to the transfer (not the designated premises supervisor).

With effect from 6th April 2017, immigration safeguards have been introduced to the licensing regime. The objective is to better prevent illegal working in these sectors of the economy. The new provisions mean that licensing authorities are prohibited from issuing premises and personal licences to anyone who is illegally present in the UK or not permitted to carry out work in a licensable activity. Guidance as to the necessary proof of right to work in the UK that must be submitted with any application can be found contained within the application forms themselves.

The completed forms, the premises licence (not the summary), together with the fee of £23.00, should be posted or handed to a member of the Licensing Team.  If the premises licence is not available you must state the reasons why this is the case on the application form.

You are also required to send a copy of your application to Nottinghamshire Police at the following address:

The Chief Constable
Nottinghamshire Police HQ (CJ)
Liquor Licensing
Mansfield Police Station
Great Central Road
NG18 2HQ

On receipt of your application, there is a statutory 14 day consultation period, during which time the Nottinghamshire Police can make representation against the application, should they wish to. If such a representation is received and an agreement cannot be reached between the applicant and police, the application will have to be heard by a panel of elected members selected from the Gambling, Alcohol and Entertainment Committee.  The panel will determine whether to grant or refuse the application.

You have the right to appeal against any decision the panel makes to either Mansfield or Nottingham Magistrates' Court, depending where your premises is situated.

Please contact the Licensing Team if you have any further questions. 

If you have any queries please do not hesitate in contacting a member of the Licensing Team.