London Borough of Croydon

Licence summary

If you run a business where Category C and D gaming machines are operated then you must have a premises licence.

Eligibility criteria

The licence is valid for an indefinite period, but there is an annual fee, which is payable on the anniversary of the grant of the licence.

Legislation summary

Gambling Act 2005.

How to apply for a new licence

Download the 'premises licence' application form below and once completed send it to the licensing team at the address below together with a cheque for £2000. Cheques should be made payable to Croydon Council.

You must also complete the relevant 'notice to responsible authorities for a new application' form which can be downloaded below and send a copy within seven days to each address on the 'list of responsible authorities' download below.

Individual applicants should use Form A. Companies or multiple applicants should use Form B.

The 'premises notice' should also be downloaded and printed on pale blue A4 paper and displayed at the premises for 28 consecutive days.

The 'newspaper notice' form should be downloaded, the notice must be advertised in a local newspaper.

Will tacit consent apply?

No. Your licence will only be issued to you when all the necessary inspections/checks have been carried out and the premises meets the required standards.

The licence may also list additional site specific conditions.

Annual fee

The annual fee of £596 becomes payable on the anniversary of the grant of the licence. You can pay your annual fee online.

Alternatively payment can now be made over the telephone by credit or debit card, if you would like to use this facility please telephone 020 8760 5466. Please note a surcharge of 1.65% will be payable for payments made by credit card, there is no charge for debit card payments.

Variation applications

Download the 'premises licence variation application form' below and once completed send it to the licensing team at the address below together with a cheque for £1000. Cheques should be made payable to Croydon Council.

You must also complete the relevant 'notice to responsible authorities for a variation application' form which can be downloaded below and send a copy within seven days to each address on the 'list of responsible authorities' download below.

Individual applicants should use Form A.
Companies or multiple applicants should use Form B.

The 'premises notice' should also be downloaded and printed on pale blue A4 paper and displayed at the premises for 28 consecutive days.

The 'newspaper notice' form should be downloaded, the notice must be advertised in a local newspaper.

Transfer applications

If you are taking over ownership of a licensed premises download the 'transfer application form' below and once completed send it to the licensing team at the address below together with a cheque for £654. Cheques should be made payable to Croydon Council.

You must also complete the relevant 'notice to responsible authorities for a transfer application' form which can be downloaded below and send a copy within seven days to each address on the 'list of responsible authorities' download below.

Individual applicants should use Form A. Companies or multiple applicants should use Form B.

Failed application redress

Any person who is refused a licence can appeal to the Croydon Magistrates Court, Barclay Road, Croydon CR9 3NG.

Licence holder redress

Any licence holder who objects to any of the licensing conditions attached to a licence may appeal to the Croydon Magistrates Court, Barclay Road, Croydon CR9 3NG.

Consumer complaint

We would always advise in the first instance that in the event of a complaint, you make contact with the trader, if you are not satisfied with their response please contact the licensing team on the details below.

Other redress

Please contact the licensing team on the details below.

Contacts

Licensing

Telephone: 
020 8760 5466
Address Line:

Croydon Council, Licensing Team

6th Floor, Zone A

Bernard Weatherill House

8 Mint Walk

Croydon CR0 1EA

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