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2. When you need to apply for an alcohol special licence and what you need

​When you need to apply for an alcohol special licence

You need to apply for a special licence at least 20 working days before your event, not including the day we receive the application and the day of your event.

If you submit your application less than 20 working days before your event, you need to include a reason why you have not known you needed a special licence earlier.

What you need

  • Details of the type of event you’re having and days and hours you are selling alcohol.
  • The number of people you expect to attend the event.
  • How you will promote responsible drinking (an alcohol management plan) for events of more than 400 people - see Write a host responsibility policy.
  • Completed application form.
  • A copy of the site layout or area and marquees if the event is outside.
  • A copy of the floor plans highlighting restricted or supervised areas and the main entrance.
  • An application for landlord consent if it is a council-owned building, facility or land.