Licences and permits

There are a number of licences and permits that need to be registered by law. Find out about the different types of licences and permits, the application process and whether you may need more than one licence.

Further information

You may need more than one licence

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.

Application process

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 current fees can be found at the bottom of this page.

Types of licences and permits

Choose a licence or permit from below to find out further information:

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.