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Liquor licences

Apply or reapply for a liquor licence.

Application forms

To apply:

  • for an occasional licence
  • for a personal licence
  • for a premises licence
  • to vary a premises licence
  • to transfer a premises licence

please choose the application form you need from the forms below.

Please print off the form, fill it in, sign it and enclose the correct fee before sending it to us at the address on the form.

If you want to apply for a premises licence (extended hours), please contact us to ask for an application form:

Once you receive the application form please print off the form, fill it in, sign it and enclose the correct fee before sending it to us at the address on the form.

Please make sure you read any notes before you apply.

How much will the licence cost?

You can view the fees in our Liquor licences - Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 section. Please note that fees are non-refundable.

List of current applications - Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005

All applications received by the Licensing Board that need to be published under the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 are available online. 

View current Liquor licence applications.

The proper process to lodge a competent objection or representation regarding an application is detailed below

All existing licensed premises that want to operate in terms of the new licensing regime after 1 September 2009 must apply to the board for a new type licence. Where an application type is noted as "conversion", this is an existing premises and no substantial changes have been applied for relating to proposed size, capacity, nature of operation, trading hours or forms of entertainment available on the premises.


Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 - Objections or representations

Any objections or representations must be received by the date stated against each application and must be lodged with the Clerk to the Licensing Board, Civic Centre, Windmillhill Street, Motherwell ML1 1AB.

You must make any objections or representations in writing using the form below giving full details of the grounds of objection or representation.  These can be:

The person making the objection or representation is responsible for making sure that the Board has received it.

Page last updated:
06 Feb 2023

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