For licences expiring over the Christmas/New Year period, make sure you apply in good time as Civic Offices close for Christmas and New Year period on 22 December.
We will be available by phone on 22 & 27 - 29 December, from 9am to 1pm.
Collection of plates will only be at 2 to 2.15pm on 27 - 29 December, from the rear of the Civic Offices.

Responsible authorities to receive Premises License applications

Reading Borough Council Licensing Team

Thames Valley Police - Licensing Team

Immigration Enforcement (Home Office) - Alcohol Licensing Team

Reading Berkshire Fire Rescue Service Headquarters

Environmental Protection & Nuisance 

Environmental Health/Food Safety Team

Trading Standards

Public Health Team

Reading Safeguarding Board

Planning Department

Boat Applications Only

  • Environment Agency, Thames Regions, Kings Meadow House, Kings Meadow Road, Reading RG1 8DQ
  • Tel: 0370 850 6506

Premises Licence Grants and Full Variations

Applications for the grant and variation of a premises licence under the Licensing Act 2003 must be sent to all ten Responsible Authorities. Applications for boats and other vessels must also be sent to the Environment Agency at the details stated above.

If you are posting your application, then you are responsible for ensuring that all Responsible Authorities are sent a copy. If you are submitting an online application on Gov.uk then the Licensing Authority will distribute the application to the other responsible authorities.

Transfer Applications:

Applications for the transfer of a premises licence must be sent to the Licensing team, Thames Valley Police and Immigration Enforcement. If you are posting your application then you must ensure that all three Responsible Authorities have been sent a copy. If you are submitting an online application on Gov.uk then the Licensing Authority will distribute the application.

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