A person (which can include a business or company) with a business interest in any premises situated in Sheffield, may give notice of their interest under the Licensing Act 2003.


If you are the freeholder, leaseholder or occupier of a property which has a Premises Licence in accordance with the Licensing Act 2003, then you may notify us of that interest and we will advise you when an application is received in respect of those premises.

Registration is discretionary and not therefore a legal requirement.

The notice will have effect for 12 months, but a new notice can be given every year. 

Information on licences held with us are contained in a register. Please contact us for more information.


The fee for a Notification of Interest is £21 and is payable on submission of the notice to us.

Eligibility criteria

Those who may take advantage of this arrangement may include:

  • the freeholder; the leaseholder
  • a legal mortgagee in respect of the premises
  • a person in occupation of the premises
  • any other person as prescribed by the Secretary of State

Regulation summary

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport’s website gives a summary explanation of the Licensing Act 2003.

Timescales and how will notify you

We will acknowledge your notification within 10 working days of receipt in writing.


A Notification of Interest must be made to us if the premises is situated in Sheffield.

You can contact us for an application pack, or you can print an application form and send them to us through the post or bring them to our reception.

Payment can be made by cheque (made payable to Sheffield City Council) through the post and cash and cheques are accepted if you bring payment to our reception.

European Economic Area

We are part of the European network for delivering information relating to doing business in the European Economic Area.

For full information on the EU Services Directive and Points of Single Contact for other member states visit the European Commission website.

Contact Licensing Team

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01142734264 Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm

Block C
Staniforth Road Depot
S9 3HD