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Premises licence

If the supply of alcohol is being applied for, a 'Consent of individual specified as the premises supervisor' form must accompany the premises licence application form.

If you run a food business, you must tell Wiltshire Council about any premises you use for storing, selling, distributing or preparing food (food business includes sale of alcohol) by formally registering the food business. You can do this online via New food business advice. Notification must be received 28 days prior to the start of trading. You will receive automatic confirmation of your food business registration when you submit the form.

Covid-19 update

On 23 June 2020 the Government announced that, from 4 July 2020, pubs, cafes and restaurants will be permitted to re-open for trade provided they can meet the HM Government: Keeping workers and customers safe during COVID-19 in restaurants, pubs, bars and takeaway services guidelines and follow the re-opening guidance issued for the hospitality sector. Before you resume trading as a food business, please check regularly for up to date advice on the current situation using our Coronavirus - business support,  which includes the Council's Business Recovery Toolkit. 

Please refer to the GOV.UK: Guidance - Maintaining records of staff, customers and visitors to support NHS Test and Trace.

There are temporary modifications to premises licences to authorise off sales for a limited period under the Business and Planning Act 2020.  Please see our Icon for pdf information and FAQ [265.99KB] for further details. 

Poppleston Allen Solicitors have produced a checklist that premises can use when re-opening to ensure compliance  - Coronavirus – Licensing Pre-opening Checklist

Send all correspondence and applications via email to If you send paperwork in by post we will not be able to collect it, therefore we cannot guarantee when it will be processed. This is due to Wiltshire Council supporting the flexible working and the safety of the staff during this time. If you have any issues, please call us on 01249 706555.

Guidance for organising an event during COVID-19

Please see the important information and guidance regarding organising an event during COVID-19 on our Licensing Act 2003 overview page.

Right to Work/Immigration Status

From 6 April 2017, any applicants applying for a Premises licence must submit further documentation to demonstrate entitlement to live and work in the UK.

New premises licence

Icon for pdf Guidance notes new premises licence [575.08KB] 

Icon for pdf New premises licence application [426.89KB] 

Icon for pdf Consent to be premises supervisor [33.61KB] 

Variation of premises

Icon for pdf Guidance notes to vary premises licence [181.05KB] 

Icon for pdf Vary a premises licence application [453.7KB] 

Icon for pdf Guidance notes to minor variation premises licence [48.36KB] 

Icon for pdf Minor variation to premises licence application [313.56KB]