Shropshire Council

Transfer a premises licence

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The Licensing Act 2003 allows a premises licence to be transferred to another person or company. This is usually made when the premises has been sold from one person or company to another. A transfer of the licence only changes the identity of the holder of the licence, and doesn't alter the licence in any other way.

Am I eligible to apply for a transfer a premises licence?

Yes, if you're the holder of an existing licence.

What is it for?

The transfer of a licence from one person or body to another

Who needs one?

An individual, limited company, partnership, club, charity, educational establishment etc (see application form for full list) looking to do the above

How long will it take?

Please allow a minimum of 14 days from the date we receive your application for us to issue you a new licence.

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?

  • Fee
  • Consent Form
  • Existing licence
  • See application form for any additional requirements

Do I need to do anything else?

Send a copy of this application to the chief officer of police (see application form for details).

Apply now

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

Download an application form

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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