We will hold a ballot of businesses on BID renewal proposals in November 2022.

We are the Licensing Authority for the Chelmsford area, and grant licences for:

  • the sale and/or supply of alcohol
  • the provision of regulated entertainment
  • the provision of late night refreshment

We grant:

  • premises licences
  • club premises certificates
  • Temporary Event Notices
  • personal licences

Licensing policy

Our licensing policy sets out how we decide on applications.

You can view the:

Licensing objectives

We follow four licensing objectives, which are:

  • the prevention of crime and disorder
  • public safety
  • prevention of public nuisance
  • the protection of children from harm

You can report issues with the website using this form, which will go directly to the Web Team. This team will be unable to deal with your enquiry if it is not related to the website.


Data protection declaration: We are a Data Controller for the purposes of data protection legislation. We hold and process all personal information in accordance with data protection legislation. For more information, you can read our privacy policy and privacy notices.

Last updated: 21 September 2022