Licensing: Responsible authorities

Responsible authorities are those public bodies that are entitled to make representations to the licensing authority in relation to applications under the Licensing Act or Gambling Act.  For details of which bodies may make a representation on a particular application type and whether you need to submit your application to them directly, please read the relevant guidance notes on our application pages.

Licensing Act Responsible Authorities:

1. Licensing Authority (Responsible Authority)
Liverpool City Council, Municipal Buildings, Dale Street, L2 2DH.

2. Merseyside Police Licensing Unit
Walton Lane Police Station, Walton Lane, L4 8RR.

3. Planning and Building Control
Liverpool City Council, Municipal Buildings, Dale Street, L2 2DH.

4. Trading Standards
Liverpool City Council, Municipal Buildings, Dale Street, L2 2DH.

5. Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service
MF&RS Headquarters, Bridle Road, Bootle, Merseyside, L30 4YD.

6. Environmental Health
Liverpool City Council, Municipal Buildings, Dale Street, L2 2DH.

7. The Safeguarding Children Board (child protection) 
Liverpool City Council, Municipal Buildings, Dale Street, L2 2DH.

8. Public Health Department 
Liverpool City Council, Municipal Buildings, Dale Street, L2 2DH.

With regard to a vessel, the above list also includes the relevant navigation authority, the Environment Agency, British Waterways Board or the Secretary of State.

Gambling Act Responsible Authorities:

1. Licensing Authority (Responsible Authority)
Liverpool City Council, Municipal Buildings, Dale Street, L2 2DH.

2. Merseyside Police Licensing Unit
Walton Lane Police Station, Walton Lane, L4 8RR.

3. Planning and Building Control
Liverpool City Council, Municipal Buildings, Dale Street, L2 2DH.

4. Gambling Commission
Victoria Square House, Victoria Square, Birmingham, B2 4BP.  Tel: 0121 230 6666

5. Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service
MF&RS Headquarters, Bridle Road, Bootle, Merseyside, L30 4YD.

6. Environmental Health
Liverpool City Council, Municipal Buildings, Dale Street, L2 2DH.

7. The Safeguarding Children Board (child protection)
Liverpool City Council, Municipal Buildings, Dale Street, L2 2DH.

8. Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs National Registration Unit 
Portcullis House, 21 India Street, Glasgow, G2 4PZ. Tel: 0141 555 3633.