Responsible authorities are entitled to make representations to the licensing authority in relation to applications under the Licensing Act.  

For details of which bodies can make a representation on a particular application type and whether you need to submit your application to them directly, please read the relevant guidance notes on our application pages.


You will need to serve copies of your application on the following authorities for each application type:

  • New premises licence: All responsible authorities
  • Variation of premises licence: All responsible authorities
  • Minor variation of premises licence: Licensing Service only
  • Transfer of premises licence: Police and Home Office
  • Variation of DPS: Police
  • Temporary event notice: Police and Environmental Protection
  • Personal licence: Licensing Service only

Responsible authority contacts

Responsible authorities
AuthorityAddressEmail Telephone
Police Lancashire Constabulary
Licensing Unit
Bispham Police Station
Red Bank Road
FY2 0HJ 01253 604073
Health and Safety Health and Safety Enforcement
Public Protection
Blackpool Council
PO Box 4
FY1 1NA 01253 478349
Environmental Protection Environmental Protection
Blackpool Council
PO Box 4
FY1 1NA 01253 478376
Weights and Measures Weights and Measures
Public Protection
Blackpool Council
PO Box 4
FY1 1NA 01253 478383
Fire Safety Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service
62 Forest Gate
FY3 9RA 01253 302522
Social Services Child Protection Licensing Officer
Children’s Services
Safeguarding Quality and Review
Blackpool Council
125 Albert Road
FY1 4BA  
Planning Planning and Transportation Division
PO Box 17
Town Hall
FY1 1LZ 01253 476193
Public Health

Public Health
Blackpool Council
PO Box 4
FY1 1NA  01253 476366
Home Office Home Office (Immigration Enforcement)
Alcohol Licensing Team
Lunar House
40 Wellesley Road
CR9 2BY  


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, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Wednesday 10.00am-13.00pm.