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Alcohol and Entertainment
All premises involved in the sale of alcohol or the provision of late night refreshments and regulated entertainment need a premises licence. Information relating to Temporary Event Notices can also be found on this page.
The Licensing Act 2003 brings together the sale of alcohol, the provision of regulated entertainment and late night refreshment into one licence. The Act intends to encourage tourism, reduce alcohol misuse, improve the self-sufficiency of local communities and reduce the burden of unnecessary regulations on businesses.
Applying for a licence
If you would like to apply online for a licence associated with the Licensing Act 2003, please click on the links through to GOV.UK:
Tacit consent applies to these licences so if you have not heard from MVDC within 56 working days for a premises or club licence, or 10 working days for a Temporary Event Notice, you can assume your licence has been granted.
When you are making your application you must send the correct fee with the application or it will be returned to you as incomplete. Payment of fees can be made by cheque payable to MVDC. For information on fees, please see the Environmental Health Fees and Charges page.
The licensing policy below sets out how MVDC will carry out its functions under the Act and what is expected from applicants to promote the four key licensing objectives set out by the Government:
Further information on the Licensing Act 2003 can also be obtained by accessing the links shown under 'Internet Links'.
Current premises licence and club premises certificate applications
Commenting on a premises licence or club premises certificate application
or in writing to: Licensing, Mole Valley District Council, Pippbrook, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 1SJ or via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Comments may be positive or negative, but will only be considered relevant by the council if they relate clearly to at least one of the Licensing Act 2003 objectives:
There is a consultation period of 28 days from when the council receive the application. To help ensure your representation meets the requirements for being considered, please see advice on making representation in 'Downloads'.
Temporary Event Notice (TEN)
If you wish to hold an ad-hoc event in Mole Valley, MVDC must receive your TEN no later than ten clear working days prior to the event (not including the day of receipt or the day of the event). If the premises where the event is to be held is in areas governed by two or more local authorities, applications must be made to each.
Please visit our TEN web page for more information.
Live Music Act
The Live Music Act disapplies live music related conditions if the following criteria are satisfied:
Live music also ceases to be classed as regulated entertainment if the above criteria are satisfied.
Renewal Personal Licences
The Government has introduced the De-regulation Act which means that as from the 1 April 2015 owners of a Personal Licence do not need to renew that licence with the Council. The need to inform the issuing Council about any change of name, address or relevant convictions is still in force. The Government fact sheet for licence holders is available to view (see 'Downloads').
MVDC is under a duty to protect the public funds it administers and, to this end, may use the information you have provided in order to access this service for the prevention and detection of fraud. It may also share this information with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds for these purposes. For more information see the Fraud pages.
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