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.

Sex establishment licence

We limit the number and location of sex establishments in the borough.

You should read our pdf icon Licensing Policy Statement [101kb]  and contact the licensing team about the suitability of your location, before completing an pdf icon application form [77kb] to run a sex establishment.

There will be a consultation period before your application goes to the Licensing Committee. This includes sending a copy of your application to Thames Valley Police, arranging for a Schedule B Notice to be published in a local paper (and sending proof of this to us) and displaying a Schedule B Notice on or near your premises for a minimum of 21 days. The process can take eight weeks.

You must not operate until you have received your licence.

Charges

Sex shop: £1,050

Sexual Entertainment Venue (SEV): £2,500

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