Alcohol and entertainment licensing

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Information on licences and certificates required by persons wishing to sell alcohol and/or provide entertainment.

Information can be found on how to apply for premises licences, club premises certificates, TENs and personal alcohol licences. You can apply for most of these licences online.
A personal licence authorises an individual to sell alcohol by retail, supply or authorise the supply of alcohol.
Any exhibition, demonstration or performance of hypnotism (as defined in the Hypnotism Act 1952) requires a permit from the Council
Contact the Licensing Department if you wish to make a complaint about a licensed premises, or a premises which is providing licensable activities without a licence.
The sixth edition of our Statement of Licensing Policy is effective from January 2024 to January 2029. The Cumulative Impact Policy is effective from November 2021 to November 2024.
A Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS) is required in any licensed premises where alcohol is supplied


Contact Details

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

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01473 432063