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.


Sex shop: £1,082

Sexual Entertainment Venue (SEV): £2,575

Sexual Entertainment Venue (SEV) Renewal: £1,947.00

Sexual Entertainment Venue (SEV) Variation: £1,011.00

Sexual Entertainment Venue (SEV) Transfer: £124.00

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