Transfer a Premises licence
If you become the new owner of a licensed premises, your are responsible for making sure they are correctly licensed.
The best way to do this is to for the new owner to apply to transfer the existing Premises licence into their name as soon as possible.
As well as applying to transfer the licence, the current licence holder must sign a form giving their consent to the transfer.
If this is not possible, then you must give a full explanation on your application form.
If you do not want to use the online application form, you must send your application to our Licensing team. You must also include:
- the original version of the current Premises licence
- the signed consent form of the current licence holder
You must also send a copy of the application to transfer the licence to Essex Police Licensing unit.
Designated Premises Supervisor
You may also have to apply to vary the Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS) if
- the premises is licensed to sell alcohol and
- the existing DPS will no longer be authorising the sale of alcohol for any reason
You can contact our Licensing team if you have any questions about transferring a Premises licence.