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Change to Alcohol Licence Public Notification Process

We are making it simpler and more cost-effective for alcohol licence applicants to notify the public.

When an application is made for a new licence or renewal of a licence the public notice will no longer be required to be published in the newspaper. The applicant will complete a template that is contained in the application/renewal form and will return it to Council. From Monday 2 November 2020 these notices will be published on Council’s website ( There will be an administrative fee to the applicant for this, from 1 July 2021.

All public notices will remain on the website for 20 working days after publication. The process for making an objection to an application remains the same.

Further information can be found on our website or phone 0800 492 452.

G J Ion
Chief Executive