Premises selling or supplying alcohol, providing entertainment or providing hot food must have a premises licence.
You must be 18 or over and have the right to work in the UK to apply for a premises licence.
For guidance and advice on applying for a premises licence, you can:
- download the list of licensing consultants (PDF, 213.7KB)
- download the full list of training companies (PDF, 20.1KB)
If your premises is under construction
You can apply for a provisional statement while your premises is being constructed, extended or altered for the purpose of being used for one or more licensable activities.
Obtaining a provisional statement does not convert into a premises licence once the construction is complete.
How to apply
If your premises will sell food and drink
You'll need to register your premises if you will be selling food. You'll need to do this at least 28 days before the business opens to the public.
If your premises will play live music
Download the guidance note on live music (PDF, 28KB)
Licensing policy, legislation summary and conditions
Cumulative Impact Assessment
An assessment of the impact licensed premises can have on crime and disorder, nuisance and the demand on local services in Croydon.