The application fee is £750 (non-refundable) with a licence fee of £3,250 once granted.
We use the following criteria:
- the suitability of the applicant
- whether the person applying is a ‘front’ for someone else
- the location and situation of the premise in relation to other premises in the area
- whether the number of sex establishments in the locality is equal to, or exceeds, the number considered appropriate for the area.
You may appeal an application refusal or any condition imposed on the licence to the Magistrates' Court.
If you are unhappy with the Magistrates’ Court decision, you may appeal at the Crown Court, however their decision is final.
Operating a sex establishment without a licence, failing to comply with licence conditions or admitting someone under 18 years of age is committing an offence. Penalties upon conviction can range from £1,000 to £20,000.
A copy of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982, our standard conditions and get an application form via appointment at our offices.