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.
Fifth edition of the Statement of Licensing Policy effective from January 2019 to January 2024, which includes the Cumulative Impact Assessment revised in January 2022
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