Gambling Act 2005 - Making an Application
Gambling Premises Licences
We are responsible for licensing premises that offer facilities for gambling. This means you will need a licence if you wish to run a gambling premises such as:
- Bingo premises
- Betting track premises
- Betting (other) premises (eg betting shops)
- Adult gaming centres
- Family entertainment centres
All premises licences will allow the use of gaming machines.
The type of licence you have will affect the number and type of machines you can operate.
How do I apply for the licence
You can use these forms to apply to Brentwood Borough Council for a new premises licence in respect of betting shops, adult gaming centres, family entertainment centres and bingo halls.
- Your application must be made using the relevant form, available here.
- send the application form to the Licensing Team
- pay the fee (see Fees and Charges)
- submit a plan of the premise
Once you have made an application, you will need to:
- Serve a notice of application to responsible authorities on each responsible authority within 7 days of the application being made.
- advertise your application outside your premises using the notice of application to be published. There is a 28-day consultation period which runs from the day after which the application is received by the Council. You need to place a notice on the premises, or on the site of the premises if it has not been constructed, in a location that can be clearly read by the public at all times. This notice of the application must be displayed for the whole 28-day consultation period.
- a notice of application to be published must also be advertised in a newspaper of local relevance, on at least one occasion, within 10 working days of the application being made.
Once we receive your application, we will:
- allow 28 days for representations
If we receive any representations, we will take the application to a hearing for councillors to consider. We will then notify you of their decision.
If we do not grant your licence, we will not refund your fee, but you can appeal the decision by writing to us. Appeals are made to a Magistrates' court within 21 days of notice of the decision.
If we do not receive any representations, we will grant the licence.
Operator licences are issued by the Gambling Commission. You can find out more on their website at www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk
Personal licences are issued by the Gambling Commission. You can find out more on their website at www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk