Businesses, organisations and individuals who want to sell or supply alcohol in the district must have a licence from the St Albans City and District Council (the licensing authority).

You can view the current premises licence register using our online licensing register.

St Albans City and District licensing policy

Our licensing policy (revised in 2018), sets out the way in which we will make licensing decisions and how licensed premises are likely to be permitted to operate.

It also informs residents and businesses how their needs and concerns will be dealt with. 

Please read our policy before filling in any application forms.

Where an application has been submitted correctly but the advertisement in the newspaper is incorrect because it does not adequately describe the hours and licensable activities, we will notify the applicant. The applicant will be required to re-start the 28 day consultation period and re-advertise the application correctly.

Where a second advert is still deemed inadequate the application will be rejected and the applicant will be required to restart the entire application process.

See also:

More on objectives and conditions


St Albans City & District Council acts as the licensing authority for the District in respect of the Licensing Act 2003.

The Licensing Act 2003 imposes a statutory duty upon a District Council to produce, develop and review a Licensing Policy. Our Licensing Policy first came into effect on 7th January 2005. The policy was last revised in 2018 and should be revised every 5 years.

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clipart of a form with a pen Licence applications

Each licence will require its own application. You may also need to make a full or minor review and/or have an application review

Your views Have your say about licensing

You may wish to make a complaint about a licensed premises (pub or similar), or a premises which is providing licensable activities without a licence, or comment on an application

licensing Licensing law, forms and lists

conditions, papers etc