Licences and permits

There are a number of licensing and registration requirements required by law, and we deal with most of them.

Further information

There are a number of licensing schemes that may affect business and residents. Some businesses will need to have licences under more than one scheme - for example, a pub might need a licence for alcohol and entertainment and a separate permit to operate gaming machines.

We handle most of these schemes from the application process through to a grant or refusal, and the monitoring and enforcement work afterwards. In many cases we will liaise with other departments and with outside organisations when determining an application, and when dealing with any problems that arise.

Fees are payable for most applications. The fees we set are reviewed each year and are usually updated from 1 April. Our fees for 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017 are available below.

Contact us

During office hours or for non-urgent enquiries:
Email us at:
Ring us on: 0116 454 3040
Write to us: Licensing, York House, 91 Granby Street, Leicester, LE1 6FB

Emergency contacts:
We cannot respond to emergencies, please contact the police on 999 for an emergency, or 101 for a non-urgent call that cannot wait until the next working day. Please note that the police will not be able to deal with administrative enquiries about existing licences or applications.

If your enquiry can wait until the next working day, please contact us as shown above.