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Premises licences

A premises licence will cover the sale and supply of alcohol, the provision of regulated entertainment and the provision of late night refreshment.

What is regulated entertainment?

  • performance of a play
  • exhibition of a film
  • indoor sporting events
  • boxing or wrestling entertainment
  • performance of live music 
  • playing of recorded music
  • performance of dance

What is late night refreshment?

This is the sale of hot food or drink between 11.00pm and 5.00am.

Applying for a new premises licence

You should complete the application form in full.  Please make sure that you read the guidance notes fully before completing the form.

If you wish to sell alcohol you will also need to provide the name and details of a Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS). They will have to hold a personal licence. The DPS will have to complete the consent form at Appendix C in the application pack.

You should complete a plan of the premises and return this with the completed form. Guidance is in Appendix A of the application pack.

The Responsible Authorities should be contacted before you send in your application form to discuss it with them. A complete contact list for the responsible authorities can be found at Appendix D. 

On the same day as you submit your application to us you must also send a copy of all the documentation to each of the responsible authorities.

The day after you have submitted the application to us you must advertise the application. This must be done in two ways,

  • by way of notice on the premise (a template is at Appendix E in the application pack)
  • in a newspaper notice circulating in the area.

Your application will also be advertised on our notice of new premises applications page.

In partnership with EUGO : This link opens in a new window How to apply

Download the PDF Document new premises application form (PDF, 444KB)Opens new window to apply by post.  

Download the  PDF Document variation of a premises application form (PDF, 381KB)Opens new window to apply by post.

Apply for a Review of a premises licence online.

Apply for a Minor variation of a premises licence online.


You must complete the application form in full.  You will need to pay the application fee when you submit your form. 

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You must submit your fee with the application. 

If you apply by post you should make cheques payable to 'City and County of Swansea' and send it with your completed form.


If you have any problems with your application, would like more information or would like to view the register of premises then please contact us on 01792 635600 or email Any applicant who is refused a certificate or who wishes to appeal against a condition attached to their certificate can appeal to their local Magistrates' court within 21 days of the decision appealed.

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