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Alcohol and entertainment

Lancaster City Council is responsible for licensing the sale and supply of alcohol, the provision of regulated entertainment and the provision of late night refreshment within the Lancaster district.

If you are conducting any of the above activities, you will need the relevant licence.

Download an application form

You can download all alcohol and entertainment application forms, including personal licence and temporary event notice, directly from the DCMS website.

Guidance on completing an application form

To complete an application form, you may want to consult our licensing guidance.

Apply online

You can also apply online for a premises licence, club premises certificate, and a temporary event notice.

For further specific information please see the links and downloads on this page, or contact us using the details below.

National Fraud Initiative

Lancaster City Council is under a duty to protect the public funds it administers, and to this end may use the information you have provided on your licensing application form for the prevention and detection of crime. It may also share this information with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds for these purposes.

Amendments to the Licensing Act 2003

The Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act includes amendments to the current Licensing Act 2003.

Statement of Licensing Policy

Under the Licensing Act 2003, all licensing authorities are required to publish a Statement of Licensing Policy. Please see the right hand downloads menu to access our current policy.

Further information

Please see our Licensing guidance pages or contact us, details below.





01524 582033

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