Sex establishment licence

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

You should read our licensing policy statement and contact the licensing team about the suitability of your location, before completing an application form 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: £1,082

Sexual Entertainment Venue (SEV): £2,575

Sexual Entertainment Venue (SEV) Renewal: £1,947

Sexual Entertainment Venue (SEV) Variation: £1,011

Sexual Entertainment Venue (SEV) Transfer: £124