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Licensing in Birmingham

Important Notice

Please note that the Licensing Office will be closed over the Christmas and New Year period. For further information please visit our Christmas and New Year Office Closure page.

Our Regulatory Services Customer Charter provides details of our commitments to you, our Customers.

Our Licensing Hackney Carriage and Private Hire pages provide information and application forms for drivers and operators as well as information on the enforcement work we undertake.

Our Licensing Alcohol and Entertainment pages provide information, guidance and links to the various application forms issued under the Licensing Act 2003. Our Licensing Act 2003 Public Register page enables you to search Licences issued, licence applications which are pending and those premises' licences which are subject to review.

Best Bar None is a national award scheme supported by the Home Office and aimed at promoting responsible management and operation of alcohol licensed premises. Our Birmingham Best Bar None website provides further information about the award scheme.

Our Gambling Licensing pages provide information and downloadable application forms on those areas where we undertake licensing under the Gambling Act 2005. Our Gambling Act 2005 Public Register page enables you to view all current licensed premises in Birmingham.

There are a range of Other Licences which are administered and issued on behalf of Birmingham City Council.

For further information please use the Licensing Online Enquiry Forms


Licensing Section,
Crystal Court,
Aston Cross Business Village,
50 Rocky Lane,
B6 5RQ
(Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9am - 4pm
Wednesday 10am - 4pm, Friday 9am - 3.30pm)
Please note that ALL licensing applications will be dealt with by pre-booked appointments only.

(Hackney Carriage & Private Hire)
Telephone: 0121 303 8442
Fax: 0121 303 9796

(Licensing Act 2003 - Alcohol & Entertainment)
(General Licensing - Other Licences & Gambling Act 2005)

Telephone: 0121 303 9896
Fax: 0121 303 9982

(Licensing Enforcement)
Telephone: 0121 303 9611
Fax: 0121 303 9737

e-mail: licensing@birmingham.gov.uk