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Fees for licence applications

Cheques should be made payable to the London Borough of Merton with the relevant reference number written on the back. The correct fee must accompany the application or it will not be considered a valid application.

Cash payments

The only way to pay licensing fees in cash is by reporting to Reception at Merton Civic Centre. The Council's Cash Office closed on 30 September 2013.

You will be asked for the amount and cost code. Keep one receipt and put the second with your application.

Please note that you cannot pay licensing fees at Post Offices or PayPoint.

Please do not send cash in the post.

Licensing Act 2003

SI 79 - Licensing Act 2003 (Fees) Regulations 2005

Personal Licences

Application for the grant or renewal of a personal licence £37.00
Notification of change of name or address £10.50
Theft, loss etc. of personal licence £10.50

Cheques should have the reference G00740RB11 written on the back.

Premises Licence Fees

The fees for Premises Licence applications are based on the Business Rateable Value for the premises in question. The various fee bandings are shown in the chart below. A premises with a Business Rateable Value of £4,000, for example, would fall into Band A.

You can find the Business Rateable Value of your premises at the Valuation Office Agency.

The fees below apply to all Premises Licence applications except for premises whose business is primarily on-sales of alcohol and whose Business Rateable Value falls into bands D & E. For these applications the secondary 'Multiplier' rows should be used to determine the fee payable.

Non-domestic (business)
rateable value
Band A
£0 - £4,300
Band B
£4,301 - £33,000
Band C
£33,001 - £87,000
Band D
£87,001 - £125,000
Band E
£125,001 and over
New application and variation £100 £190 £315 £450 £635

Multiplier applied to premises used exclusively or primarily for the supply of alcohol for consumption on the premises

(Bands D & E only)

N/A N/A N/A X2 (£900) X3 (£1,905)
Annual charge payable each subsequent year * £70 £180 £295 £320 £350

Annual charge multiplier applied to premises used exclusively or primarily for the supply of alcohol for consumption on the premises

(Bands D & E only)

N/A N/A N/A X2 (£640) X3 (£1,050)
Cheques should have the reference G00740RB34 written on the back.

*There are additional fees for premises licence applications, and the annual fee for exceptionally large scale events (5,000+), unless certain conditions apply.

Additional fees

Number in attendance at any one time Additional Premises licence fee Additional annual fee payable if applicable
5,000 to 9,999 £1,000 £500
10,000 to 14,999 £2,000 £1,000
15,000 to 19,999 £4,000 £2,000
20,000 to 29,999 £8,000 £4,000
30,000 to 39,999 £16,000 £8,000
40,000 to 49,999 £24,000 £12,000
50,000 to 59,999 £32,000 £16,000
60,000 to 69,999 £40,000 £20,000
70,000 to 79,999 £48,000 £24,000
80,000 to 89,999 £56,000 £28,000
90,000 and over £64,000 £32,000

Other fees

Theft, loss, etc. of premises licence or summary £10.50
Application for a provisional statement (where premises being built etc.) £315.00
Notification of change of name or address £10.50
Application to vary licence to specify individual as premises supervisor £23.00
Application for transfer of premises licence £23.00
Interim authority notice following death etc. of licence holder £23.00
Theft, loss etc. of certificate or summary £10.50
Notification of change of name or alteration of rules of club £10.50
Change of relevant registered address of club £10.50
Duty to notify change of name or address £10.50
Right of freeholder etc. to be notified of licensing matters £21.00
Cheques should have the reference G00740RB34 written on the back.

Temporary Event Notices

Temporary event notice £21.00
Theft, loss etc. of temporary event notice £10.50
Cheques should have the reference G00740RB84 written on the back.

Contact us

Licensing
London Borough of Merton
1st Floor Annexe
Merton Civic Centre
London Road
Morden
SM4 5DX

Telephone: 020 8545 3969
email: licensing@merton.gov.uk

This page was last updated on Friday 5 December 2014

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