Name
Gambling Act - premises licence
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Summary

We issue premises licences, temporary use notices, provisional statements, gaming machine permits and small society lottery registrations.

To apply for a premises licence you must:

  • Be 18 years old or older
  • If applying on behalf of a company or partnership be authorised to make such an application and
  • Hold or have applied for an operating licence from the Gambling Commission for the relevant gambling activity

The licensing objectives are:

  • Preventing gambling from being a source of crime or disorder
  • Ensure that gambling is conducted in a fair and open way
  • Protect children and other vulnerable persons from being harmed or exploited by gambling

Under devolved powers, Herefordshire Council officers are unable to issue gaming machine permits for more than two machines.

If you would like to apply for more that two machines the application will be referred to the council's Licensing Sub-Committee.

No application will be put before this committee until:

  • You have provided a clear plan of the premises which should show the location of any current machines as well as the proposed location of the new machine
  • The plan shall show the location of any CCTV cameras and the area that each CCTV camera covers
  • Where no CCTV is installed the line of sight to show the area visible from the bar
  • You have shown how the premises will comply with the Gambling Commission's code of practice for gaming machines (PDF)

Any application not meeting these criteria will not be progressed.

Legislation
Fees
Application type Bingo club Betting shop Track Family entertainment Adult gaming centre
New application (Premises Licence) £3150 £2620  £2004  £1624  £1624 
Variation of application £1504 £1249  £1037  £757  £757 
Annual fee  £799 £512  £864  £661  £799 
Provisional Statement £3150 £2620  £2004  £1624  £1624 
New application (Premises Licence) with a provisional statement £920 £920  £757  £757  £920 
Transfer of licence £920 £920  £757  £757  £920 
Reinstatement of licence £920 £920  £757  £757  £920 
Copy of licence £25 £25  £25  £25  £25 
Change of circumstance £50 £50  £50  £50  £50 
Transitional fast track application* £272 £272 £272 £272 £272
Transitional variation application* £1504  £1249   £1037  £757  £757  

Gambling Act permit fees

Licensed Premises Gaming Machine Permit
Occasion on which fee may be payable Fee
Grant £150
Existing operator grant £100
Variation £100
Transfer £25
Annual fee £50
Change of name £25
Copy of permit £15

Licensed premises automatic notification process (Gaming Machine Permit)

Licence Fee
On notification £50

Club gaming permits

Occasion on which fee may be payable Fee
Grant £200
Grant (Club Premises Certificate holder) £100
Existing operator grant £100
Variation £100
Renewal £200
Renewal (Club Premises Certificate holder) £100
Annual fee £50
Copy of permit £15

Club machine permits

Occasion on which fee may be payable Fee
Grant £200
Grant (Club Premises Certificate holder) £100
Existing operator grant £100
Variation £100
Renewal £200
Renewal (Club Premises Certificate holder) £100
Annual fee £50
Copy of permit £15

Family entertainment centre gaming machine permits

Occasion on which fee may be payable Fee
Grant £300
Renewal £300
Existing operator grant £100
Change of name £25
Copy of permit £15

Prize gaming permits

Occasion on which fee may be payable Fee
Grant £300
Renewal £300
Existing operator grant £100
Change of name £25
Copy of permit £15

Temporary use notice

Details Fee
Grant £500
Copy of notice £25

Occasional use notice

Details Fee
Notification only No fee
Application and guidance notes
Register
Contact us to view the public register.
Complaints
Contact us in the first instance.
Contact details

If you wish to speak to a licensing officer the opening times are 9.30am to 1.30pm.

  • Telephone: 01432 261761 (all calls are dealt with by our contact centre staff and are allocated to an officer who will take action on the service request between one to five working days)
  • Fax: 01432 261982
  • Email: licensing@herefordshire.gov.uk
  • Address: Licensing Section, Herefordshire Council, 8 St Owen Street, Hereford HR1 2PJ