This process is for those individuals or businesses who wish to take over an existing premises licence. There are two forms to complete.

Any individual wishing to transfer an existing premises licence into their name must have the right to work in the United Kingdom, and produce documents with their application which demonstrates their entitlement to work in the UK (see notes at the back of the application form).

  • Complete the Application to transfer a premises licence form. This must be completed and signed by the applicant who wishes to be the premises licence holder, (or a solicitor or an authorised agent on their behalf). The form will not be accepted if it is signed by anyone else.

  • Complete the Consent to transfer a premises licence. form. This must be completed and signed by the person or business who are the existing premises licence holder.

The completed application form and consent form must then be submitted to the licensing authority, the police licensing department and Home Office Immigration Enforcement at the addresses given at the bottom of the page, along with the required proof of entitlement to work in the UK (photocopies of original documents are permitted).

The premises licence and summary must be enclosed with the application to the licensing authority so that it can be amended. These must be the originals. If this is not possible, please include a statement of the reasons for the failure to provide the licence in part 3 of the form. You may be required to apply for a duplicate licence.

The fee payable to the local Authority is £23. All cheques must be made payable to Erewash Borough Council.

Apply Online

To apply to transfer your licence online, please refer to Premises Licences.

Further Information

If you require any help with the completion of your form, please contact the Licensing Department on 0115 9071113 who will be happy to assist, or alternatively you may seek your own legal advice. Email:

Erewash Borough Council
Licensing Office
Civic Centre
Derby Road
Long Eaton
NG10 1HU



Erewash Borough Council

Erewash Borough Council, Town Hall, Wharncliffe Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 5RP
0115 907 2244
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