Transfers and reinstatements

An existing gambling premises licence can be transferred to another person or company who holds an appropriate operating licence from the Gambling Commission.

When a licence has lapsed because the existing licence holder has died / become mentally incapable / gone bankrupt or into liquidation, an application can be made within 6 months of the date of lapse to reinstate the licence in someone else’s name. There is no time limit on the duration of a licence once reinstated.

Applications have a 28 day consultation period - providing there are no objections we aim to issue your licence within 10 working days from the end of this period.

Apply to transfer a premises licence

Download and complete the application form [PDF 116KB] and return with the existing licence. Notification [PDF 15KB] of the application does not need to be served on all the responsible authorities, however it must be sent to the Gambling Commission, HM Revenue and Customs, Blackpool police and social services as well as the licensing service.

Their addresses and the application fees are detailed in the guidance notes [PDF 67KB].

Apply to reinstate a premises licence

Download and complete the application form [PDF 112KB] and return with the licence. Notification [PDF 13KB] of the application does not need to be served on all the responsible authorities, however it must be sent to the Gambling Commission, HM Revenue and Customs, Blackpool police and social services as well as the licensing service.

Their addresses and the application fees are detailed in the guidance notes [PDF 67KB].

Contact

Licensing service

Municipal buildings, Corporation Street, Blackpool, FY1 1NF
Telephone 01253 478572

 

The licensing service is available to contact by telephone or to visit in person to the licensing desk at Blackpool Council's Customer First Centre on Corporation Street between 10.00am and 4.00pm Monday to Friday.