Gambling licences

We're responsible for licensing premises for gambling in the district and for giving advice.

Before a licence is issued, we follow guidance from the Gambling Commission and the three licensing objectives:

  • keeping gambling crime free
  • making sure that gambling is fair and open
  • protecting children and vulnerable adults

Apply for a licence/permit

Licences/permits issued by us include:

The Gambling Commission issues operating and personal licences, as well as those for regulating gambling via the internet, phone, TV, or computer. More information can be found on the Gambling Commission website.

Tacit consent

This means that you'll be able to act as though your application is granted if you've not heard from us by the end of the 28-day target period. Tacit consent will only apply once a full application has been submitted and you've received an acknowledgment.

Online enquiries form

Visits to the licensing service are by appointment only. Please call us on 01423 500600 or email at

Licence fees