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Club Premises Certificate

A club is an organisation that members have joined for a particular social, sporting or political purpose. They may, as members of the organisation, combine to buy alcohol in bulk to supply in the club.

Only a 'qualifying' club may hold a club premises certificate and, in order to qualify, a club must have at least 25 registered members and meet the qualifying conditions set out in section 6.9 of this guidance.

By having a club premises certificate, the club is entitled to certain benefits, which are:

  • The authority to supply alcohol to members and sell it to guests on the premises without the need for anybody to hold a personal licence.
  • The authority to provide late-night refreshment to members of the club.
  • Limited rights of entry for the police and authorised persons as the premise is considered private property and not generally open to members of the public.
  • Exemption from orders of the magistrates' court for the closure of all licensed premises in an area when disorder is happening or expected.

Application Process

To apply for a premises licence, you will need to complete the online application form. Once you have completed the application form, you will need to upload the following required documentation:

  • A plan of the premises
  • A copy of the club rules

The fee for the club premises certificate will be taken online once the application form has been completed and the relevant documentation has been uploaded.

If you experience issues using the online application form please email us for an appointment.