Licensing Act applications

Due to the impact of the coronavirus we will only be processing paper applications where an online alternative is not available. Most Licensing Act applications are available online. Applications may take longer than normal to process during this time.

Interim Authority Notice

An Interim Authority Notice must be submitted if a holder of a premises licence dies, becomes insolvent or becomes mentally incapable.  An Interim Authority Notice will allow premises to trade until the licence can be transferred.

If you're applying as an individual, you must also provide proof that you have the right to work in the UK and are not subject to a condition preventing you from doing work relating to the licensable activity - this is applicable to all individual applicants, including those born in the UK.  If you do not submit your proof document or share code, we cannot process your application.

Download the list of proof documents that we will accept.

Fees

The application costs £23.00.

How to apply

Online

  • If applying as an individual, you will be prompted to upload a scanned copy or clear photograph of proof of your right to work document or share code, so please have this ready.
  • On submit, your application will automatically be sent to the Licensing Authority, Merseyside Police and Home Office Immigration Enforcement.
  • On submit, you will be redirected to our payment portal to make your payment.

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Apply and pay online

Does tacit consent apply?

Yes. This means that you will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from the local authority by the end of the target completion period, which is subject to the submission of all information required.  The timescale is 20 days after receipt of a valid application.