Make a variation to a premises licence

You will need to apply to vary a premises licence if you want to make a change that will affect the licensing objectives.

The four licencing objectives

These are:

  • the prevention of crime and disorder
  • public safety
  • the prevention of public nuisance
  • the protection of children from harm

Changes that could affect the objectives

These could be:

  • increasing or decreasing the licensable hours
  • changing the layout of the premises

Small changes

If you need to make smaller changes to the licence that will not affect the licencing objectives, please apply for a minor variation.

Who can make a change to a premises licence?

The application must be made by the premise licence holder, or a person given authorisation by the premises licence holder.