A sex establishment licence is required for a sex shop or sex cinema.

An applicant:

  • must be at least 18 years old
  • must not be disqualified from holding a licence
  • must have been resident in the UK at least six months immediately before the application or, if a body corporate, must be incorporated in the UK
  • must not have been refused the grant or renewal of a licence for the premises in question within the last 12 months unless the refusal has been reversed on appeal

Please contact the licensing office for an application pack.   


Application Type Application Fee (Part 1) Grant Fee (Part 2)
 New  £8673  £3590
 Renewal  £3995  £3590
 Variation  £3152  N/A
 Transfer  £1251  N/A

For further information please contact the licensing office on 0115 915 6571

Contact Us

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

Tel: 0115 915 6571

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