Off-licence licensing manual
This manual is intended to assist District Licensing Committee secretariats and reporting agencies (Police, Medical Officers of Health and territorial authority Alcohol Licensing Inspectors) with the process of receiving and determining off-licence applications under the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 (the Act).
It is intended to supplement existing guidance and provide practical assistance. It is not intended as a substitute for legal advice. While this manual sets out general guidance, practices may vary between regions. This advice covers new applications, renewals and variations for off-licences. It does not relate to club licences, special licences or on-licences.
How to use this guide
This online guide has 12 sections with useful information corresponding to a step in the alcohol licensing and hearings process.