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Alcohol and entertainment

Rutland County Council and Peterborough City Council work in partnership to provide the Licensing service. You may receive communication form either partner when you submit an application.

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  1. Premises licence
  2. Personal licence
  3. Temporary event notice (TEN)

Premises Licence

To provide late-night refreshment and regulated entertainment, and sell alcohol, you need a premises licence from us if you are in the Rutland area.

Under new measures brought in as part of the Immigration Act 2016, immigration checks will be part of the process for applying for a licence. A premises licence will not be issued to anyone who does not have permission to be or work in the UK.

Recently legislation changes have made it an offence for licensee's to purchase alcohol for onward sale or supply from an unapproved UK wholesaler. Please check that the wholesaler is approved on GOV.UK 

If you are considering making use of outside areas please check your current premises licence to make sure you have the correct authorisation, also if you intend placing tables and chairs on the highway you may need to apply for a street furniture licence from the highways department.

Apply online

You can apply online for a new premises licence or to amend an existing premises licence using the links below. When you apply online we will send copies of your application to the relevant Responsible Authorities on your behalf.

Apply for a new premises licence  -  Consent to be a DPS

Apply for a full variation of a premises licence

Apply for a minor variation of a premises licence

Apply to transfer a premises licence  -  Consent to transfer

Apply to vary a Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS)  -  Consent to be a DPS

Request to be removed as a DPS

Submit a notification of interest under section 178

Submit an interim authority notice

More application forms are available towards the bottom of this page. 

Personal Licence

All sales of alcohol must be made by or under the authority of a Personal Licence holder. Not everyone who makes a sale has to hold a Personal Licence, as long as a personal licence holder has authorised the sale. This does not apply to qualifying clubs or premises operating under a Temporary Event Notice.

To apply for a personal licence you must be over 18 and hold a licensing qualification that has been accredited by the Secretary of State, Accredited personal licence qualification providers. 

Under new measures, brought in as part of the Immigration Act 2016, immigration checks will be part of the process for applying for a licence. A personal licence will not be issued to anyone who does not have permission to be or work in the UK.

Your application must include:
  • completed personal licence application form
  • an accredited personal licence qualification
  • completed disclosure of convictions and declaration form
  • documents which demonstrate entitlement to work in the UK
  • a basic disclosure as issued by the Disclosure and Barring Service, this must be dated no later than one calendar month at the time the application is submitted to the council.
  • 2 x passport photo’s one endorsed by a professional
  • the fee of £37
Change of name or address:

Legislation requires you to notify us of any name or address change, to do this you must provide:

  • completed change of details form
  • new passport style photo
  • the fee £10.50
  • Please remember to return your previous paper licence and card.

Temporary Event Notice (TEN)

A temporary event is a relatively small-scale event attracting fewer than 500 people, the event must last no more than 168 hours and can be held either outdoors or indoors. Any premises can only be used for 15 temporary events per year, up to a total maximum of 21 days, you must be over 18 in order to hold a temporary event.

There are two types of temporary event notice:

  • a standard temporary event notice, which is given no later than 10 working days before the event to which it relates.
  • a late temporary event notice, which is given not before 9 and not later than 5 working days before the event to which it relates.

Guidance notes for completing a temporary event notice. 

The cost of a temporary event notice is £21.00.

You can apply and pay online for a temporary event notice. 

Please note we no longer accept paper or email applications for TENs

As you may be aware, the early May bank holiday has been moved from Monday 4 May to Friday 8 May to mark the anniversary. The Government has confirmed that pubs, clubs and bars in England & Wales which are licensed to trade until 11pm, will be allowed to open for an additional two hours, on Friday 8 May and Saturday 9 May until 1am the following morning, to mark the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day. The benefit is that any licensed  premises with relevant permissions where the terminal hour ends before 01:00 will not need to apply for a Temporary Event Notice to extend the hours to 01:00.  

Application Forms 

Where we do not offer an online application service you will find copies of manual application forms below.    

Completed forms and any accompanying documents should be sent or emailed to:

Licensing Team

Rutland County Council

Rutland LE15 6HP

Email: licensing@rutland.gov.uk 

Payment should be included with your application form, please make cheques payable to Rutland County Council.


Statement of Licensing Policy

The policy below explains how Rutland County Council as the Licensing Authority will carry out its role under the Act. It covers many areas including licensing hours, temporary event notices and enforcement details.

View our Statement of Licensing Policy