Pay your annual Licensing Act fee

The annual fee for your premises licence or club premises certificate (to permit either the supply of alcohol, provision of regulated entertainment and/or late night refreshment) is payable on the anniversary of the date your licence was granted.

We will write to you to remind you when the annual fee is due. It is essential that you pay the annual fee by this date. We send only one reminder.

If you fail to pay your annual fee we MUST suspend your premises licence (subject to certain exceptions). This means you will no longer be able to lawfully carry out licensable activities at the premises until you pay the fee and the suspension is lifted.

How to pay

Before making a payment please ensure that you have your premises licence or club premises certificate number to hand (it will begin with LA and have six numbers) as you need this to complete your payment.

Pay online

You can pay online by debit or credit card using the link below. Please select the 'Licensing Act - Annual Fees (all premises types)' option from the dropdown menu, then enter your six digit premises licence or club premises certificate number and the fee amount.

Pay your annual fee online

By phone

Please contact us to pay by debit or credit card over the phone, quoting 'Licensing Act 2003 Annual Fee following suspension'.

By BACS payment

If you are paying by BACS our sort code is 20-51-01 and our bank account number is 50294217. The account name is LCC Income Account.  Please quote your premises name and six digit premises licence number with your payment, along with our cost code 'WLCLB 94199' and email your remittance to RBS.CashOffice@liverpool.gov.uk.

By post

Make cheques and bankers drafts payable to 'Liverpool City Council' and send to Liverpool City Council, Licensing and Regulatory Services , Room 221 Municipal Buildings, Dale Street, Liverpool, L2 2DH. Please write your name, address and the six digit premises licence number on the back of the cheque/bankers draft. Please do not send cash through the post.

How an annual fee is calculated

The fees are based on the table below. The multiplier in the fourth column ONLY applies to premises used exclusively or primarily for the sale of alcohol.

How the fee is calculated
Rateable value Band Fee Multiplier
No rateable value to £4,300 A £70 None
£4,301 to £33,000 B £180 None

£33,001 to £87,000

C £295 None
£87,001 to £125,000 D £320 £640

£125,001 and above

E £350 £1050

How to dispute a fee

If you wish to dispute your liability for, or the amount of the fee please email licensingact2003@liverpool.gov.uk giving the full details of your reasons as soon as possible, and no later than the date your annual fee is due.