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How to apply for an Occasional Licence

An occasional licence is issued under the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 to allow unlicensed premises to sell alcohol for a period of no more than 14 days.

A licensed private members club can also apply for an occasional licence if they intend to provide a function or event that is open to non-members.

How do I apply?

Read our pdf icon guidance on applying [333kb] for information on the application process including details of:

  • How to lodge an application
  • Supporting documents required
  • How the application will be processed
  • The time it will take to get a decision
  • What to do if you are unhappy with the decision

How much does it cost?

Please refer to our pdf icon Fees and Charges [250kb] document for details of the current fee and accepted payment methods.

The application will not be accepted without the correct fee.

How to make Payment

Applications can be lodged online and preferred payment should be made by BACS Transfer (electronic banking) to the Licensing Board Account. 

When making payments please quote OCC/Premises address as detailed below:-

Account Name: Glasgow City Council - Licensing
Account No. 00116224
Sort Code: 83-44-00
Reference: OCC/Premises e.g. OCC/231 George Street.

Please note that your application will not be formally lodged until payment has been received.  The fees are non-refundable. 

Can someone object to an application?

In terms of Regulation 18 of the Licensing (Procedure) (Scotland) Regulations 2007, the licensing board is required to give notice for a period of 7 days of any applications received for occasional licence.

pdf icon Public Notice of Occasional Licence Applications [37kb]

During this 7 day period any individual can object to the application.

Read our guidance on making an objection or representation for more information.



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