PO Box 10, Oxford, OX1 1EN
Tel 01865 249811
A Provisional Statement is used for premises which are intended to become licensed, but which have not yet been built or converted.
Once a Provisional Statement has been granted (provided the premises are completed in accordance with the Statement), the scope for objections to the subsequent Premises Licence is limited to the differences in the operating schedule.
The Licensing Act 2003 gives the licensing authority up to two months to process applications for Provisional Statements. Applications will take at least six weeks to be processed.
We strongly advise you to discuss your draft application with the police (and other Responsible Authorities to suit your proposals) before sending the final version. Where official objections can be negotiated away, there is much less chance of needing to attend a hearing.
You can apply for a Provisional Statement at any time.
You should check carefully the time you will need to put your application together, as you will need to obtain plans of the premises.
Make sure you send us the following:
|the completed application form (688kB PDF)|
|the plans of the premises (at a scale of 1:100 unless previously agreed otherwise in writing)|
|Cheque in payment of the fee (44kB PDF)|
Cash can only be accepted if applying in person. Do not send cash through the post.
Send a copy of the following to the police and each of the other responsible authorities:
The other Responsible Authorities are:
Contact details for these bodies can be found on our Licensing Contacts page.
Please note that City and County Council premises and all educational institutions are dealt with by the Health and Safety Executive rather than Health and Safety at the City Council. Please make sure you copy your application to the appropriate authorities in these cases.
You may find the following checklist helpful in ensuring you have completed your application correctly:
|Application Checklist (55kB PDF)|
You need to advertise your application both:
|A4 Blue Poster (43kB PDF)|
Page last reviewed 16 Sep 2010
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