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Mail :
Licensing Team
Dept. of Community Services
Plymouth City Council
Plymouth PL1 2AA
Phone :
01752 304141
Email :
Fax :
01752 226314



  • Licensing office
  • Monday to Thursday
    9am to 5pm
  • Friday 9am to 4.30pm
  • Licensing front desk
  • Monday to Thursday
    9am to 11.30am, 2pm to 4pm
  • Friday 9am to 11.30am, 1.30pm to 3.30pm


  • Baseline agreement - licensing and enforcement


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We have a number of licensing regulatory and registration powers and duties. The licensing section deals with the licensing and registrations of a wide range of people and premises.

These include

Premises licences for:

  • Alcohol
  • Regulated entertainment (such as live and recorded music, dancing, boxing, wrestling)
  • Late night refreshment

Gambling (such as betting shops, bingo halls, casinos and adult gaming centres)

Other types of licences we provide are listed below:

  • Gaming machines
  • Game dealers
  • House to house collection
  • Lotteries
  • Motor salvage operator
  • Scrap metal dealers
  • Sex establishment
  • Street collection

This section also deals with the following licences:

  • Hackney carriages (taxi)
  • Private hire vehicles
  • Hackney carriage and private hire drivers
  • Private hire operators

Payment for licences we provide can be paid by phone, please contact us for more information. Please note that all licensing applications will be dealt with by pre-booking appointments only.

Online registers

Our online licensing register gives you access to up-to-date information on licensed premises, taxi licences and personal licence holders.

You can look at the details of:

  • Taxi licence holders
  • Licensing Act 2003 licences
  • Gambling Act 2005 licences

For more information visit the licensing register page.