Licensing fees are set by the Secretary of State and are based on the 'rateable value' band of your premises.

  • Band A: Domestic rateable value £0 to £4,300
  • Band B: Domestic rateable value £4,301 to £33,000
  • Band C: Domestic rateable value £33,001 to £87,000
  • Band D: Domestic rateable value £87,001 to £125,000
  • Band E: Domestic rateable value £125,001 and over

Check your band on your business rates invoice or check the Valuation Office Agency rating list.

In addition to licensing fees, you will need to pay annual maintenance fees, which are also based on the rateable value at a premises.

Fees are payable by cheque to 'City of York Council'.

Grant or variation of licence fees

For premises licences and club certificates:

  • Band A: £100.00
  • Band B: £190.00
  • Band C: £315.00
  • Band D: £450.00
  • Band E: £635.00

For premises that supply alcohol for consumption on the premises:

  • Band D: £900.00 (twice the fee)
  • Band E: £1,270.00 (three times the fee)

Annual maintenance fees

For premises licences and club certificates

  • Band A: £70.00
  • Band B: £180.00
  • Band C: £295.00
  • Band D: £320.00
  • Band E: £350.00

For premises that supply alcohol for consumption on the premises:

  • Band D: £640.00 (twice the fee)
  • Band E: £1050.00 (three times the fee)

Other licensing fees

Other fees and charges you must pay when you apply are:

  • application for a grant of personal licence: £37.00
  • application for copy of certificates or summary on theft, loss etc of certificate or summary: £10.50
  • application for copy of licence or summary on theft, loss etc of premises licence or summary: £10.50
  • application for copy of notice on theft, loss etc of temporary event notice: £10.50
  • application for making of a provisional statement: £315.00
  • application to transfer premises licence: £23.00
  • application to vary to specify individual as premises supervisor: £23.00
  • interim authority notice: £23.00
  • notice of interest in any premises: £21.00
  • notification of change of name or address (holder of premises licence): £10.50
  • notification of change of name or address (personal licence): £10.50
  • notification of change of name or alteration of club rules: £10.50
  • notification of change of relevant registered address of club: £10.50
  • temporary event notice: £21.00
  • supply of copies of information contained in register: set by local authority

Licensing fees for churches and village halls

You don't need to pay a fee if the application is made by a church, chapel, village hall, parish hall, community hall or other similar building that is used for the provision of regulated entertainment only.

Licensing fees for schools and colleges

You don't need to pay a fee if the application is made by an educational institution where the provision of entertainment on the premises is carried on by the educational institution for and on behalf of the purposes of the education institution.

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