When an application is made for a new licence or when a licence holder wants to vary their existing one (i.e. to provide additional licensable activities or to extend their hours) the Act requires an applicant to advertise the application in two ways which are:
By placing a notice in a local newspaper
- The newspaper circulation must be within the area where the premises are located;
- The notice must appear in the paper within 10 days following the time when the application was made to the Licensing Authority.
By displaying a notice at the premises concerned
- On A4 (or larger), pale blue paper;
- Printed clearly in black ink or typed in a font size of at least 16;
- Placed prominently on the premises where it can be conveniently read from the exterior of the premises;
- In respect of certain applications only, placed every 50 metres on the external perimeter of the premises abutting any highway.
On-Line notice of applications received by the Licensing Authority
A summary of all new applications received for the grant or variation of licences will be published weekly on our website. Please click here to access the list of licensing applications received.
A copy of the statutory register, which contains the full details of the application, may be inspected during normal office hours at the office of the Licensing Section, Legal and Democratic Services, Civic Offices, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, PO1 2AL.
Licensing staff are currently developing the register so that in the future, full access to the statutory register will be available on-line. However, for the time being this information is only accessible via inspection at the Civic Offices.