The Licensing Team are responsible for the administration and enforcement of a wide range of licenses, permits and registrations. We have a very varied workload and alongside issuing a range of licences we complete Licensing Inspections under the licensing regime, collect payment for premises annual fees and subsequently have the powers to suspend licence for non-payment of these fees.
- Premises licences
A premises would require a licence if they were selling alcohol, providing entertainment or providing late night refreshment
- Personal licences
A personal licence is needed by anyone who authorises the sale of alcohol (Designated Premises Supervisor) In order to obtain a personal licence you must have sat the recognised licensing qualification and submit a clear Criminal Record Check
- Temporary event notices
TENS - can be applied for by anyone who wishes to hold a small scale event and wants to carry out a licensable activity without a full licence.
- House to house collections and Street Collections.
We issue permits to people wishing to collect and raise money in Coventry on behalf of a charity either face to face or door to door.
- Scrap metal registration
Legislation requiring scrap metal dealers to be licensed.
- Sexual entertainment venue
Legislation was introduced in 2011 which looks at the way in which sexual entertainment is provided and differentiates a Sexual Entertainment Venue to a Premises Licence.
- Street trading
Street Trading is the selling exposing or offering for sale any items such as food, household goods and clothing.
Statement of Licensing Policy