Guidance on how to transfer a Premises Licence under the Licensing Act 2003.

This process is for those individuals or businesses who wish to take over an existing premises licence. There are two forms to complete.

Any individual wishing to transfer an existing premises licence into their name must have the right to work in the United Kingdom, and produce documents with their application which demonstrates their entitlement to work in the UK (see notes at the back of the application form).

Complete the form headed 'Application to transfer a premises licence to be granted under the Licensing Act 2003'. This must be completed and signed by the applicant who wishes to be the premises licence holder, (or a solicitor or an authorised agent on their behalf). The form will not be accepted if it is signed by anyone else.

The form headed 'Consent of premises licence holder to transfer' must be completed and signed by the person or business who are the existing premises licence holder.

The completed application form and consent form must then be submitted to the licensing authority, the police licensing department and Home Office Immigration Enforcement at the addresses given at the bottom of the page, along with the required proof of entitlement to work in the UK (photocopies of original documents are permitted).

The premises licence and summary must be enclosed with the application to the licensing authority so that it can be amended. These must be the originals. If this is not possible, please include a statement of the reasons for the failure to provide the licence in part 3 of the form. You may be required to apply for a duplicate licence.

The fee payable to the local Authority is £23. All cheques must be made payable to Erewash Borough Council.

Regulation Summary

Apply Online

To apply to transfer your licence online, please refer to Premises Licences.

Equal Opportunities Monitoring

Erewash Borough Council is actively committed to treating all customers with dignity and respect regardless of race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief. We would like to know who our customers are to check that everyone in the Borough is accessing the services they are entitled to and that no-one is is discriminated against unlawfully. Please take a short time to download and complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form. All information will be treated as confidential and all questions are voluntary. This will help us to ensure that our services are fair and accessible to all. Please return the completed form to

Further Information

If you require any help with the completion of your form, please contact the Licensing Department on 01159071113 who will be happy to assist, or alternatively you may seek your own legal advice.

Licensing Office
Erewash Borough Council
Civic Centre,
Derby Road,
Long Eaton
NG10 1HU

Tel: 0115 9071113
Fax: 0115 9071121


Licensing Section
Derbyshire Police
South Division Headquarters
Prime Park Way
Chester Green

Tel: 0300 1225738
Fax 0300 1227737

  Alcohol Licensing Team
  Home Office
  Lunar House
  40 Wellesley Road
  CR9 2BY

Erewash Borough Council

Erewash Borough Council, Town Hall, Wharncliffe Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 5RP
0115 907 2244
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