rating button

Southwark Council would like to use cookies to store information on your computer, to improve our website. Some of the cookies we use are essential for parts of the site to operate and have already been set.

You may delete and block all cookies from this site, but parts of the site will not work. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy notice.

Jump to content | Change font size and colours |

| or register?

We're building a new website...

Sections including Council Tax are available on our beta site. We're adding new sections all the time - we've recently added Business rates. Please give them a try and tell us what you think...

Find out more.

Licensing Act 2003

If you would like to know how the Licensing Act 2003 affects your business, you can use the links below to download any of the licence application forms you may need and other documents related to applying for a licence.

Southwark Licensing Team

Regulatory Services 3rd Floor Hub 1  PO Box 64529  London SE1P 5LX  licensing@southwark.gov.uk

Online application and payment now available

Complete the form online  for Tens and pay before submission

Applying for a premises licence


Variations to premises licences 


Application to vary a premises licence to specify designated premises supervisor


Designated premises supervisor consent form


 Application to transfer premises licence to be granted under the Licensing Act 2003


application for Personal licence, online link



 Application for Minor variations,  on line link


Public notice for minor variation


Application for a review of a premises licence or club premises certificate under the Licensing Act – .


Application for an Interim Authority Notice – 


Application for Licence or Extension of Provisional Licence -



Application to vary a club premises certificate

Designated premises supervisor mandatory condition removal form


No payments on this form - Declaration for a club premises certificate to be granted


Public notice for minor variation


Designated premises supervisor consent form



  Southwark's statement of licensing policy

Personal licences

Licence length

The licence will be issued with a 10 year date, however the licence does not expire after this time. Once the 10 year date passes, you do not need to take any action. The licence remains permanently valid due to the Deregulation Act 2015. 

Read the guidance notes for personal licences before lodging an application.  

  • Application for a personal licence
  • Disclosure of convictions and declaration form
  • The requirement to renew personal licences has been abolished with effect from 1 April 2015

Personal Licence applications can only be made by individuals who have successfully completed an accredited qualification. Five courses are currently accredited:

The National Certificate for Personal Licence Holder courses are no longer accredited, and should not be taken. Certificates issued before the accreditation expired may still be used to apply for a Personal Licence for a limited time.

For more information about these courses, including details of local training centres, please contact the examining bodies.

  • Applications must be made to the local authority for the area in which the applicant lives, so we can only accept applications from persons living within the London Borough of Southwark. We may also accept applications from persons who do not live in England or Wales - however, we advise that you contact us prior to making your application to ensure that you follow the correct procedure. payment of the application fee (£37)
  • two passport photos, one of which has been endorsed (by a solicitor, notary, a person of standing in the community or an individual with a professional qualification) with a statement that the photo is a true likeness of the applicant
  • the certificate issued after passing the accredited training course
  • a completed 'Disclosure of Criminal Convictions' form (supplied with the application form)
  • a criminal record certificate, issued within the last month, such as a Basic Disclosure or a Subject Access Search of the Police National Computer

Download the personal licence forms and guidance

Premises licences



- http://www.2010.voa.gov.uk/rli/

Guidance notes

Before applying for a premises licence, read the guidance notes on premises licences and designated premises supervisors.

Applying for a premises licence

Applying for vary-designated premises supervisor

Download forms for vary-designated premises supervisor

  • Designated premises supervisor consent form
  • Designated premises supervisor mandatory condition removal form
  • Application to vary a premises licence to specify designated premises supervisor

Applying for a provisional statement

Applying for a transfer of licence

Notification of an interest in a premises under section 178

Interim authority notice

Variations to premises licences 

Minor variations

Club premises certificate

Before applying for a club premises certificate, read the guidance notes on club premises certificates. 

To apply for a club premises certificate, or vary an existing certificate, please download the relevant forms.

  • Application for a club premises certificate
  • The following link opens in a new windowDeclaration for a club premises certificate to be granted
  • Application to vary a club premises certificate

Review of premises licences and certificates

  Statement of licensing policy

Bookmark this page

Share this page

Licensing services



Contact us

Southwark Council
PO BOX 64529
London SE1P 5LX

Useful contacts...

Follow us What is this?

  • RSS feed
  • youTube channel
  • twitter account
  • facebook fan
  • flickr photostream