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Vary a premises licence

This page is about varying a premises licence.

How a premises licence can be varied

You can vary an existing premises licence in any of the following ways:

  • amendments
  • minor variations
  • full variations.


Use amendments for small administrative changes, for example, a change of address for the licence holder or designated premises supervisor.

Download the form to amend a name or address (Gov.UK)

Amendments cost £10.50.

Minor Variations

Use minor variations for changes to the plans or to the licensable activities, times and conditions of the premises licence, for example, a reduction in trading hours.

We recommend you contact the licensing department in advance to discuss your proposal.

Download the form to request a minor variation (Gov.UK)

There's a consultation period of 10 working days for minor variations.

You must advertise the application with a white notice at the premises. There's a template available for white notices.

Minor variations cost £89.

Read the guidance on minor variations for more information.

Full variations

Use full variations for all other changes.

Download the form to request a full variation (Gov.UK)

There's a 28 day consultation period for full variations.

You must advertise the application with a blue notice at the premises, and in the local press. Read the guidance on advertising blue notices.

Full variation costs vary depending on the rateable value.

Full variation of premises licence application fee schedule
Rateable value Band Application fee
No rateable value to £4,300 A £100
£4,300 to £33,000 B £190
£33,001 to £87,000 C £315
£87,001 to £125,000 D £450
£125,001 and above E £635

Read the guidance on full variations for more information.