Manchester City Council

Minor variation - Club premises certificate

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  2. Summary

    Small changes to your club premises certificate may be made via the minor variation process, which is easier and quicker than the full variation process.

    This process may be used for changes such as:

    • small changes to the structure or layout of a premises;
    • the addition of authorisation for late night refreshment or regulated entertainment (such as performance of plays or film exhibitions);
    • small changes to licensing hours (but see below on changes that relate to alcohol); or
    • revisions, removals and additions of conditions (this could include the removal or amendment of out of date, irrelevant or unenforceable conditions, or the addition of volunteered conditions).

    The Minor variations process cannot be used to:

    • add the retail or supply of alcohol to a licence;
    • extend licensing hours for the sale or supply of alcohol at any time between 11pm and 7am;
    • increase the amount of time on any day during which alcohol may be sold by retail or supplied;
    • extend the period for which the licence or certificate has effect;
    • transfer the licence or certificate from one premises to another, or vary substantially the premises to which it relates;
    • specify, in a premises licence, an individual as the premises supervisor;
    • add the sale by retail or supply of alcohol as an activity authorised by a licence or certificate; or
    • disapply the mandatory conditions relating to a designated premises supervisor (there is a separate process by which community premises can apply for this).

    *You must also inform us if the registered address of the club changes*

  3. Fees


  4. Application, guidance notes or terms and condition

    Apply for a minor variation to a club premises certificate

    View the guidance notes

  5. Attachments required

    • Plan of the premises (only required if the variation includes changes to the internal layout of the premises); and
    • The current certificate.

  6. Processing and timescales

    Interested parties have 10 working days from the day after the application is received to submit representations. Applications must be determined within 15 working days from the day the application is received.

    You can operate as though the minor variation has been granted if you have not heard from us within 15 days of acknowledging the application; providing we received a full application and you received a acknowledgement from us.

    The certificate shall be updated and re-issued within 28 days of the grant of the minor variation.

  7. Legislation

  8. Validity and renewals

    The Certificate is valid whilst the premises is used for licensable activities and subject to annual fee. The annual fee is due on the anniversary of the grant of the certificate, an invoice shall be sent to you.

    If you do not want to use the premises for licensable activities please ensure you surrender the club premises certificate.

  9. Register

    The electronic premises licensing register is currently unavailable. A copy of the register is available for inspection on request, please email to make an appointment to view between 9am - 5pm at the Licensing Unit, Level 1, Town Hall Extension, Manchester, M2 5DB.

  10. Complaints

    Contact Licensing in the first instance.

  11. Email

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