Shropshire Council

Sex establishment licence

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Under the provisions of Schedule 3 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982, we control and licence sex establishments. This is to include sex shops, sex cinemas and sexual entertainment venues in Shropshire.

Am I eligible to apply for a sex establishment licence?

Yes, if you are over the age of 18, operate or intend to operate a sex establishment. This includes sex shops, sex cinemas or sexual entertainment venues in Shropshire.

Who needs one?

Operators of a sex shop, sex cinema or sexual entertainment venue.

How long will it take?

You should allow at least three months for your application to be considered.

How much will it cost?

There is a fee for issuing this document, which is taken when you apply.

What will I need before I apply?

  • Completed application form
  • Fee
  • See application form for any additional requirements

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Download the form, complete it on your home computer, and email it to

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Download the form, print it out, fill it in and post your application along with the fee if applicable to:

The Licensing Team, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2 6ND

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