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Building Services have a responsibility to licence premises which provide entertainment as defined by The Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) (NI) Order 1985.
Places requiring a licence may include: ~
- Church Halls,
- Community Centres,
- Pubs & Restaurants,
- Social & Recreation Clubs.
There are two main types of licence, Indoor and Outdoor.
Indoor includes: ~
- Theatrical performances
- Music, singing, and dancing
- Boxing, wrestling, judo, karate, similar sport or darts
- Machines for entertainment or amusement
- Snooker or pool
Outdoor includes: ~
- Entertainment that will take place in the open air and on private land (and is of a musical nature).
An application relating to an indoor place of entertainment may hold: ~
|Number of Patrons||Occasional Licence Fee||Full Licence Fee|
|Not more than 100 persons||£50||£100|
|101 - 200 persons||£75||£150|
|201 - 300 persons||£125||£250|
|301 - 500 persons||£200||£400|
|501 - 1,000 persons||£375||£750|
|Over 1,000 persons||£500||£1,000|
|Types of Premises||Details||Fee|
|Occasional 14 days for church halls, community centres, and educational institutions||Days do not need to be specified||£50|
|Machines for entertainment or amusement indoor premises||e.g. video arcade (not gaming machines)||£100|
|An application from a voluntary organisation or a charity relating to outdoor musical entertainment may hold:|
- not more than 500 persons; or
- over 500 persons
A "voluntary organisation" means an organisation carrying on or proposing to carry on activities otherwise than for the purpose of gain by the organisation or individual members therefof.
|Organisation other than voluntary relating to outdoor musical entertainment may hold:|
- not more that 500 persons; or
- over 500 persons
|Variation to existing licence||Of terms, conditions or restrictions||£80|
To apply for a licence a copy of the application form can be downloaded (please note you are required to submit three copies). These should be submitted to Building Services with the appropriate fee and relevant documentation.
Under the Petroleum (Regulation) Acts (NI) 1929, the keeping of more than 3 gallons of petrol which is dispensed by a pump must be authorised by a licence and must comply with any conditions attached to the licence. Building Services are responsible for ensuring that all filling stations are licensed.
The following fees are applicable when applying for a Petroleum Licence: ~
|Quantity of Petroleum Spirit||Fee|
|Up to 2,500 litres||£42|
|2,500 to 50,000 litres||£58|
|Over 50,000 litres||£120|
|Transfer of licence||£8 (one off fee)|
To apply for a licence a copy of the application form can be downloaded. The application should be submitted to Building Services with the appropriate fee.
Petroleum Licence Application Form
The following guidance document from the Environment Agency aims to help the operators of fuel storage facilities improve their wetstock reconciliation on site.
Risk Assessments for Petrol Filling Stations
A copy of the guidance document can be dowloaded which provides information on the legislation relating to Risk Assessments for Petrol Filling Stations. The note provides advice on various aspects of Fire Safety. If you require further advice on Risk Assessments, please contact the Council's Licensing Officer. Contact details are provided within the document.
Risk Assessment for Petrol Filling Stations Guidance Document
Premises used for the public exhibition of films are required to be licensed under the Cinema (NI) Order 1991. Building Services are responsible for ensuring that the premises are licensed to enable patrons to enjoy facilities in a safe and comfortable environment.
For further information please contact:
Alan Reid - Licensing Officer
Telephone: 028 9335 8069