If you wish to provide gambling you will have to apply to the Gambling Commission for an operator's licence. A premises licence is also required from the local authority.
A premises licence is required for the following types of gambling:
- family entertainment centre
- adult gaming centre
Apply for a licence
Before an application can be processed we require:
- Complete the application for a premises licence.
- Attach any supporting documents.
- Attach a plan of the premise (where applicable).
- Attach the application fee (where applicable).
- Send notice of application to all responsible authorities
- Notice of application to responsible authorities - Single applicant
- Notice of application to responsible authorities - Two or more applicants
- Display a public notice on the premises for 28 days beginning on the day the application is received by the licensing authority.
- Place a public notice in the local newspaper on one occasion within 10 working days of the licensing authority receiving the application.
We will confirm that we have received both your application and fee. Once granted, a licence may be transferred or varied.
It is a requirement of the Act that the applicant for a premises licence has a right to occupy the premises to which the application relates. Applicants are required to declare this within their application. If you do not have the right to occupy the premises, you may apply for a provisional statement rather than a premises licence.
- Application for a provisional statement
- Notice of Application Form A (single applicant)
- Notice of application Form B (two or more applicants)
An officer will visit the premises to ensure that the notice is displayed correctly at the premises. If the notice is not displayed correctly, the 28 days representation period will begin again from the date that the notice is displayed correctly.
A copy of the notice displayed in the local newspaper is to be sent to the licensing authority to prove compliance with the notice requirements.
There will be a 28-day representation period for responsible authorities and/or interested parties to raise any concerns in relation to the application. If no representations are received, the application is granted subject to conditions.
If any objections are received and not withdrawn following negotiation, the application will be determined by the Licensing Sub-Committee. If your application receives objections, officers will provide further advice on the hearing procedure.
If a premises licence has been granted, an annual fee will be payable 30 days after the grant of the licence and annually. Failure to pay the annual fee will result in the revocation of your premises licence.
If the premises licence has lapsed you can make an application for reinstatement to us within six months by completing an application for the reinstatement of a premises licence.
You can appeal against a decision to Mansfield Magistrates' Court, within 21 days of receiving the decision notice.