Contacting Licensing/Taxi Licensing | CONTACT: The Taxi and General Licensing Department currently are not accepting and monitoring phone calls or voicemail messages. For General Licensing queries relating Licensing Act 2003, Gambling Act 2005 and Regulatory and Miscellaneous Provisions please contact For Taxi Licensing related enquiries please contact Please avoid duplicating your emails, your email will be responded to as soon as possible. PAYMENTS: As of 1st April 2023 the Licensing Authority will not be accepting cheques as a form of payment. If the application is made online by the .GOV application service then the payment shall be made at that time. Should you make an application by email or post then you must provide a relevant contact number in order for payment to be taken over the phone.

Apply for a Gaming Machine Permit

This applies to holders of Premises Licences issued under the Licensing Act 2003 that have the Sale of Alcohol as a licensable activity attached to the licence.

Pubs, Hotels and Restaurants will be allowed to apply for a Licensed Premises Gaming Machine Permit provided the premises have a bar.

Hotels and Restaurants that serve alcohol only with food will not be able to provide gaming machines on the premises.

Premises requiring more than two Gaming Machines will need to apply for a Licensed Premises Gaming Machine Permit. 

(Premises that require two or fewer machines on site will need to apply for a Notification of Automatic Entitlement

The Licensed Premises Gaming Machine Permit will last for an unlimited duration.  

Please see Gambling Act 2005 fees for the current application fees.

All holders are required to pay an annual fee.

For further information please contact the licensing office on 0115 876 1762.

Contact Us

Commercial and Operations Licensing
Central Police Station
Byron House
Maid Marian Way
NG1 6HS 

Tel: 0115 915 6571

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