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Application for a Club Premises Certificate

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Any applications submitted with information missing or which have been incorrectly completed will be rejected.

In order to apply for a Club Premises Certificate you are required to:

  • Complete the online application form and pay the relevant fee.

  • Submit a plan of the building with your application showing the internal area outlining where licensable activity will take place.

  • Submit a copy of your club rules with your application

  • Complete and return the Club Declaration form

  • Display a Public Notice (we can provide a copy of a Notice if one is needed)

    • It must be displayed in a conspicuous place on the premises for at least 28 consecutive days starting after the day the application was submitted
    • It must be displayed where it can be conveniently read by members of public from the exterior of the premises
    • It must be at least A4 size
    • It must be pale blue in colour
    • It must be printed legibly in black ink or typed in a black font equal or greater that font size 16
    • If the premises covers an area greater than 50 square metres a further, identical notice must be displayed every 50 metres of the perimeter of the premises
    • Please ensure your application is complete and valid before displaying your Public Notice. If incorrect you may need to display again for 28 consecutive days after submission of a complete application
    • The Public Notice gives the public the opportunity to make representations. If the representation is valid it may result in a Committee hearing at Ipswich Borough  Council
  • Publish a notice in the local press

    • It must be placed in a local newspaper that circulates in the vicinity of the premises
    • It must be published on at least one occasion during the period 10 working days after the day the application was submitted
    • Please ensure your application is complete and valid before displaying your Newspaper Notice. If incorrect you may need to advertise again
    • The Newspaper Notice gives the public the opportunity to make representations. If the representation is valid it may result in a Committee hearing at Ipswich Borough  Council

Our Licensing Team will acknowledge receipt within 3 working days. If there are no representations or objections, all requirements have been met and the application form is fully and correctly completed the licence will be granted after a period of 28 days.

If there are any changes necessary to enable us to accept the application we will contact you, please retain a copy of the completed forms you submit.