Apply for a minor variation

You can apply using our online form below. It takes about 15 minutes to complete. At the end of the form we'll ask you to pay the £89 application fee by credit or debit card, so please have your card details to hand.

We'll ask you for:

  • your personal details.
  • the premises details.
  • a plan of the premises, if the changes you are making affect the licensed area.
  • the changes you wish to make to the operating schedule, times and details of licensable activities.

What happens next?

Following your application, and once it has been deemed complete, you'll be required to:

  1.  Advertise your application in accordance with the regulations.  This involves displaying a Public Notice at the premises for a period of 10 working days. This notice is prescribed and can be sent to you upon request.
  2. The Licensing Authority will send your application out to the relevant responsible authorities. Please see the Responsible Authorities.

As well as responsible authorities, interested parties may make representations based on the licensing objectives and we must take them into account when determining an application. However, representations do not trigger a hearing. It is up to us to decide to grant or refuse an application and there is no right of appeal against the decision.

We will process the application and determine it within 5 days from the end of consultation.

If we consider that a proposed minor variation application would impact adversely on the licensing objectives in any way, then we must refuse the application and insist that a full variation application be submitted. This application would then be subject to the full consultation process with the potential for the application to be considered by the Licensing Panel if relevant representations are received.

Should you have any queries you can contact the licensing team by emailing