You will need a sex establishment licence if you would like to run a sex shop, sexual entertainment venue (lap dancing club), or a sex cinema. More information on the legislation relating to sex establishments can be found in the legislation. Information on how to apply for a licence is provided on this page.
You cannot assume that your licence has been granted, however long it has taken. If you have not heard about your application within a reasonable period, please contact us.
Anyone wanting to object to an application for a sex establishment must write to us stating the grounds of the objection, within 28 days of the date of the application.