Minor variations should not have any negative impact on our four licensing objectives:
- Preventing crime and disorder
- Public safety
- Preventing public nuisance
- Protecting children from harm
You can use a minor variation to:
- remove conditions which are out of date or invalid, and to revise conditions which are unclear (as long as the intention and effect remains the same)
- add a new condition volunteered by the applicant, or mutually agreed between the applicant and a responsible authority, such as the police or the environmental health authority (depending on the impact on the licensing objectives)
- make a change to opening hours or licensing hours
- make a change to licensable activities
- make a change to premises or club layout
Who can apply
The premises licence holder.
We must wait until a ten working day period has elapsed before determining the application, but must do so at the latest within fifteen working days, beginning on the first working day after we have received the application.
Premises licence variation application fees depend on the non-domestic rateable value of the premises.
View the premises licence application fees
Publicise your application
As part of the application process, you must publicise your application by displaying a statutory notice at or near the premises, for at least 10 working days.
- Download the media notice template (.pdf, 68.0kB)
This must be printed and displayed on white paper.
Apply for a minor variation to premise or club licence
- Download the: Minor variation to a premises or club licence application form (.pdf, 222.4kB)