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Apply for a variation to a Club Premises Certificate

A club premises variation is an application to make changes to your club premises certificate.

To apply to vary the club premises certificate, you need to submit the following:

  • a completed variation application form from the licence holder
  • a detailed plan of the premises (only if changes to layout are being applied for)
  • a copy of the current club premises certificate or a statement as to why it is not included
  • the prescribed fee, which is determined by the non domestic rateable value of the premises (see below)


Non-domestic rateable value Band Application Fee
No rateable value up to £4,300 A £100
£4301 - £33,000 B £190
£33,001 - £87,000 C £315
£87,001 - £125,000 D £450
£125,001 and above E £635

Advertising requirements

The applicant is required to display a public notice on the premises detailing the changes that you are applying for. This notice must be displayed in view of the public on A4 pale blue paper, and must appear from the day after the application is given to the licensing authority for a period of 28 days.

This applicant is also required to publish a notice in a local newspaper that appears no later than the tenth working day of the consultation period. The advertisement must be published in a hard copy newspaper - an "online only" advert will not be accepted.

The above notices must contain the name of the applicant, postal addresses of the premises (or if there is no postal address a description of the premises sufficient to enable the location to be identified), relevant licensing authority and the date by which any representations in relation to the application need to be made to the licensing authority. They should also contain a statement of the relevant licensable activities or relevant qualifying club activities that it is proposed will be carried on at the premises, or in the case of an application to vary a premises licence or a club premises certificate the notices shall briefly describe the proposed variation.

Templates of a these notices can be found attached at the bottom of this page.

How to apply

You can submit your application electronically by sending it in to

If you submit your application via post then you must also send a copy of the application to all of the responsible authorities. A list of these authorities and their contact details can be found attached at the bottom of this page.

Postal address

The Licensing Team
North Hertfordshire District Council
PO Box 10613