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Surrender of a Premises Licence or Club Premises Certificate

If you would like to surrender your Premises Licence or Club Premises Certificate you will need to submit the relevant form, there is no fee for this. When you send back the form to us you should include both parts of the original Premises Licence or Club Premises Certificate.

Transfer Premises Licence

A transfer of a Premises Licence can be applied for when a new party wishes to become the new Premises Licence holder.  If a current Premises Licence lapses (e.g. through bankruptcy or death) a person or company has 28 days to apply to transfer the licence in to their name, after this time a new Premises Licence will have to be applied for.  A transfer can take immediate effect, or you can specify a certain date.

In order to apply to transfer a Premises Licence you are required to:

  • Complete the online application and pay the fee of £23.00 

  • Complete and submit the consent form 

    • This form must be signed by the current Premises Licence holder
    • If the current Premises Licence holder is not available please explain why in writing and a proof of interest in the property would need to be supplied.

The Licensing Team will acknowledge your request within three working days.  We will send a copy of your online application to the Police who can submit objections if they feel the application is detrimental to any of the four Licensing Objectives and have 14 days in which to do so.  If objections are received from the Police it may result in a Committee hearing at Ipswich Borough Council.

Interim Authority Notice (in the event of death, incapacity or insolvency of a Premises Licence holder)

A notice can be given where a licence has lapsed due to the death, incapacity or insolvency of a Premises Licence holder and no application has been made to transfer the licence. When an Interim Authority Notice (IAN) is granted business can continue as normal until the licence is transferred.

You must contact Ipswich Borough Council within 28 days after the day the licence has lapsed and the person giving notice must have a prescribed interest in the premises (e.g. leaseholder) or be connected to the previous licence holder. You can apply online for an Interim Authority Notice.

Change of Name of Premises

If you wish to change the name of the premises please complete the appropriate form online and  pay the fee of £10.50. You will need to send back to us the original Premises Licence as a new one will be issued to you in due course.

Change of Name or Address for Premises Licence Holder

If you are a Premises Licence holder and have had a change of name or address please complete the appropriate form online and pay the fee of £10.50. You will need to send back to us the original Premises Licence as a new one will be issued to you in due course.

Contact Details

Licensing and Enforcement,
Ipswich Borough Council,
3W Grafton House,
15-17 Russell Road,
Ipswich,
IP1 2DE

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01473 433075