A club premises certificate allows a club to use the club premises for "qualifying club activities" such as the sale and supply of alcohol and the provision of regulated entertainment to club members and their bona fide guests.
More information on club premises certificates can be viewed on the GOV.UK website
Applying for a club premises certificate
You can download detailed Home Office pdf guidance notes on applying for a club premises certificate (57 KB) .
To help make your application process run more smoothly, Worcestershire Regulatory Services now offer a pre-application assistance service.
We are currently unable to process online applications via the GOV.UK portal.
To submit an online application please:
- Make the required payment via our pay-it web page, by choosing “Regulatory Services” and then “Premises Licence” payment option.
Please ensure that proof of payment is included with your application email.
Apply by post
The club must make a declaration that it is a qualifying club. This can be done using the document Club Declaration Form (95 KB) .
A public notice must be displayed at the club premises and published in a local newspaper, circular or similar document during the consultation period required before your certificate is issued. Download and complete the document Public Notice Template for Club Premises Certificate (96 KB) to do this. Please note that the notice displayed at the relevant premises must be printed on light blue paper.
A table of the fees that must be paid for applications under the Licensing Act 2003 can be found on our Licensing Fees and Charges page
Find out the non-domestic rateable value of the relevant premises by visiting the Valuation Office Agency website
Serving the application
Clubs need to send applications to us at:
Licensing, Malvern Hills District Council, The Council House, Avenue Road, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR14 3AF
Copies of your application will also need to be sent to all of the responsible authorities, whose contact details are in our pdf Responsible Authorities List (187 KB) .
Will tacit consent apply?
Yes. After the 28 day consultation period has expired, if no representations have been received from responsible authorities or other persons, then the licence is granted as applied for. We will issue the licence shortly after.
If there is a representation from a responsible authority other person then this will cause the application to be considered by the Licensing Sub-Committee. A hearing will be arranged within 56 days from the date the application is made.