Before applying for a grant of approval, please ensure you have read gov.uk’s guidance on conditions for applying.
To apply for a grant of approval, please print, complete and return either a secular or religious application form, which are available along with guidance sheets below.
In addition to the application form, please don’t forget to provide:
- a plan of the building showing the area where ceremonies will be held, and any other documents stated on the application form
- the fee
An Approved Premises licence costs £1500 for two rooms. Each additional room costs another £200.
This includes a full inspection by a Registration Officer and Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service. Upon satisfactory completion of these inspections the licence will be issued for a period of 3 years less one day.
We will also place a public notice in the Portsmouth News.
Payment can be made by cheque (please make payable to Portsmouth City Council), with cash or by debit/credit card.