Chelmsford City Council

Premises and club licence fees

The fee you pay for a premises licence or club licence depends on the non-domestic rateable value of the premises.

If a premises falls within bands D or E, and is mainly used for the supply of alcohol for consumption on the premises, then the following fees apply:

  • band D: £900
  • band E: £1,905
Non-domestic rateable valueBandFee
No rateable value: £4,300 A£100
£4,301 to £33,000B£190
£33,001 to £87,000C£315
£87,001 to £125,000D£450
£125,001 and aboveE£635

There are different fees for large events with capacity for 5000 or more on the premises at any one time. You can contact us for further guidance.

Large events with a capacity of less than 5000 will be subject to the above fees.

If you don't know the rateable value of your premises, you can find further guidance on the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) website. You can also call their helpline on 0845 602 1507.

Alternatively, you can write to:

Licensing Department
Chelmsford City Council
Civic Centre
Duke Street
Chelmsford
Essex
CM1 1JE

You will not need to pay a fee if you will not be selling alcohol or providing late night refreshment, and the premises is:

  • an educational institution
  • a church hall, chapel hall or similar building
  • a village hall, parish hall or similar building
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Last updated: 27 April 2022

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