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Club Premises Certificate

A club premises authorises the supply of alcohol and regulated entertainment in Member’s Clubs such as working men’s clubs, sports clubs etc. You can read the legislation on the Government website.​​

Click to expandResponsible Authorities

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As part of the application process you are required to send a copy of their application to the responsible authorities. In Leeds, the responsible authorities are:

  • Leeds City Council, Entertainment Licensing, Civic Hall, Leeds LS1 1UR
  • West Yorkshire Police, Leeds District Licensing Office, Millgarth Police Station, Leeds LS2 7HX
  • West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, Service Delivery Centre, Fire Protection Department, Stanningly Road, Bramley, Leeds, LS12 3PL
  • Leeds City Council, Health and Environmental Action Service, Millshaw Office, Millshaw Park Way, Churwell, Leeds LS11 0LS
  • Leeds City Council, Health and Safety Team, Health and Environmental Action Service, Millshaw Office, Millshaw, Park Way, Churwell, Leeds LS11 0LS
  • Leeds Safeguarding Chidrens Board, Leeds City Council, 3rd Floor, 2 Great George Street, Leeds LS2 8BA
  • Leeds City Council, City Development, Planning Compliance Service, The Leonardo Building, 2 Rossington Street, Leeds LS2 8HD
  • West Yorkshire Trading Standards Service, Licensing Team, PO Box 5, Nepshaw Lane South, Leeds LS27 0QP
  • NHS Leeds, Tech North, 2nd Floor, 9 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3NB

In addition, the Health and Safety Executive are also a responsible authority:

  • Health and Safety Executive, The Lateral, 8 City Walk, Leeds, LS11 9AT

However, they will only need to be sent a copy of the application where Leeds City Council’s Environmental Health Service is not the enforcing authority under the Health and Safety at Work Act , e.g. premises of a crown body, a local authority, the police, a hospital, a school or a university. Please see the Health and Safety (Enforcing Authority) Regulations 1998, or contact the Health and Safety Team in Environmental Health Services for clarification – telephone (0113) 247 7791 or hsaw@leeds.gov.uk.

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Click to expandIf you are planning on applying online

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You can apply online on the Government website. Occasionally, there are technical difficulties which result in applicants not being able to pay for their application online. If this happens the website will request that the application is submitted again. Please call us on 0113 378 5029 so that we can take payment over the phone but don’t resubmit the application. We can confirm if we have received it when you call. If you are applying outside of office hours you can email us with a phone number and a convenient time and we will call you back. We strongly recommend that you call us after you have submitted your application to ensure we have received notification of it and that the application is complete.​

Click to expandApply for a new club premises certificate

​​If you would like to apply for a new club premises certificate you will need to complete the application forms CLUB 1 (Word doc 256KB) and CLUB 2 (Word doc 157KB). We have some guidance (PDF 98KB) on how to fill in the application, how much it will cost (PDF 53KB) and who to send your application to (PDF 56KB). You might also like to download and complete our Proforma Risk Assessment (Word doc 291KB) to help you complete your operating schedule.

If you would like to make your application online and pay online you can do that on the Government website. You will need to submit the form and the declaration or you can send us completed applications forms by email to entertainment.licensing@leeds.gov.uk and we can take your payment over the phone on 0113 378 5029. You can also post us your application and pay by cheque.

There are set timescales stated in the legislation for determining club premises certificates. If no one objects to your application it is automatically granted after 28 days. If you receive comments your application will be decided at a licensing subcommittee. There is more information about this in New Club Premises guidance document (PDF 98KB).

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Click to expandApply for a variation to your club premises certificate

If you would like to make a change to your club premises certificate, for example a change to the hours or conditions, you will need to complete the application form CLUB 3. We have some guidance (PDF 75KB) on how to do this, how much it will cost (PDF 53KB) and who to send your application to (PDF 56KB). You might also like to download and complete our Proforma Risk Assessment (Word doc 291KB) to help you complete your operating schedule.

There are two ways to apply online. You can use our partner site iApply which has easy to use applications for:


  • temporary event notices

  • application to vary the designated premises supervisor

  • applications to transfer the premises licence to another person or business

  • minor variation process for variations to an existing premises licence

We think this is the easiest way to apply online, however there is a small card processing fee applied when you pay for your application.

Or if you don’t want to pay the card processing fee you can use www.gov.uk. You will need to submit the form and the declaration or you can send us completed applications forms by email to entertainment.licensing@leeds.gov.uk and we can take your payment over the phone on 0113 378 5029. You can also post us your application and pay by cheque.

There are set timescales stated in the legislation for determining a minor variation. If we receive a comment from one of the responsible authorities we will have to consider if your application can be considered a minor variation. If we decide it doesn’t, your application will be rejected and you will have the option to apply under the full variation process. If we decide that it is a minor variation your application will be accepted within 15 days and we will write to you to tell you so. There is more information about this in New Club Premises guidance document (PDF 98KB).

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Click to expandTell us about a change to your existing details or club rules

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If you would like to make a change to the details on your club premises certificate, for example if you get a new steward or change your club rules, you can advise us by email to entertainment.licensing@leeds.gov.uk or by using the Contact us form. You can also make a change to the details on your club premises certificate for free online through the Government website.​

Click to expandMake an annual fee payment for a club premises certificate

If you would like to pay your annual fee you can pay online at our website or over the phone on 0113 378 5029. Please have your club premises certificate number to hand when you call us.

Click to expandConsumer Protection

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Should you have cause for complaint in relation to a club premises, we would always recommend that you write to the business first. If that does not work please contact us and providing it is a matter covered by the legislation, we can investigate the complaint for you.​

Click to expandUse of Personal Data

​​We are under a duty to protect the public funds we administer and to this end may use the information you have provided in your application for the prevention and detection of fraud. We may also share this information with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds for these purposes.​

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