We recommend that you only submit applications online as our staff are working remotely. If you need help please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Some applications may be delayed, particularly where they require an inspection of a premises or site assessment to be carried out.
If your business is closed and you are unable to pay the licence fee when due over the next few months, you can ask for a suspension of your licence by emailing email@example.com.
Instructions for completing licensing applications
Please click on the links below for guidance on how to complete your application.
- New Premises Licence Application
- Variation of Premises Licence Application
- Club Premises Certificate Application
- Variation of a Club Certificate Application
In applications for new Premises Licences or Club Premises Certificates, a New Premises notice printed on pale blue A4 paper must be displayed. The notice must be displayed for a continuous period of not less than 28 consecutive days starting on the day after the day on which the application was submitted to The Licensing Authority.
If you are applying for a Variation of your licence, please use a Variation Premises Notice. As above, the notice should be printed on pale blue A4 paper and displayed for a continuous period of not less than 28 consecutive days starting on the day after the day on which the application was submitted to the licensing authority.
The Notice must appear where it can readily be seen by passers-by.
You must also place a New Premises advertisement in a local newspaper circulated in the vicinity of the premises. This must be done within 10 working days after the application was submitted to the licensing authority.
If you are applying for a Variation of your licence, please use a Variation newspaper advertisement.
There is no need for any person holding a club registration certificate to apply for a Personal Licence.
Plans of the premises should normally be to a scale of 1:100 and should have a legend.
The Plan of the Premises should show:
- the perimeter of the building, if relevant, and any internal and external walls which make up the premises
- the location of the entrances and exits
- the locations to be used for licensable activities
- details of any fixed structures
- where applicable, the location and height of any stage or raised floor area
- the location of any public conveniences
- the location and type of any fire safety equipment
- the location of any kitchen on the premises
- the location of any steps, stairs, elevators or lifts
Surrendering an existing premises licence or club certificate
If you no longer require an existing premises licence or club certificate, you can surrender them by using the forms below:
London Borough of Merton
1st Floor Annexe
Merton Civic Centre
Telephone: 020 8545 3969