Transfer a premises licence

Transfer a premises licence

How to transfer a premises licence

If you sell or lease your licensed premises to a new owner, you can transfer the premises licence. This only changes who the new premises licence holder is and doesn’t change the licence in any other way.

The application to transfer the licence must be completed by the new premises licence holder. Only the current licence holder can give consent to transfer a premises licence.

You must be over 18 to apply.

Immigration Act 2016

If you apply as an individual to transfer a premises licence you must provide proof that you are eligible to live and work in the UK. 

See Licence and Immigration Act 2016 for information on the Immigration Act 2016 and the documents we accept for proof of residence.

Apply online to transfer a premises licence 

Apply to transfer a premises licence
on the GOV.UK website

You'll also need to complete the consent to transfer form on GOV.UK

You’ll need a debit or credit card

Other ways to apply

Fill in and return:

You'll also need to send a copy of the premises licence transfer application to:

  • the Chief Officer of the police, Avon and Somerset Constabulary, The Bridewell, 1-2 Bridewell Street, Bristol, BS1 2AA
  • Home Office Immigration Enforcement, Alcohol Licensing Team, Lunar House, 40 Wellesley Road
    Croydon, CR9 2BY

Cost

There’s a fee of £23 to transfer a premises licence.

How to pay

If you apply online you pay directly with a debit or credit card.
If you apply by post you pay by cheque or postal order made payable to Bristol City Council.

Tacit consent

Tacit consent applies to transfer of premises licences this means that you can assume your application has been granted after the 14 day consultation period has ended unless you’ve heard from us that there have been representations from the police.