The licensing service, checks and advice

Apply, fees and payments

Requesting pre-application advice

To request pre-application advice, please complete the following form and email it to
Please make sure you read and understand pre-application advice terms and conditions.

Once we have received your request we will contact you regarding payment. Once payment has been received, a licensing officer will contact you within 5 working days to arrange a meeting to discuss the application.


The charge for these services is £90 per hour. If you are unsure of which service you need please contact the licensing team who will be able to provide guidance.

Fee exemptions

Advice can be offered for free if you qualify for an exemption from paying statutory fees for an application. Examples include educational institutes, buildings used for religious purposes, village and community halls and non-profit making charities.