From Sunderland City Council

How to apply

There is more than one online form available for this licence:

  1. Application for a new club premises certificate
  2. Declaration for a club premises certificate

1. Application for a new club premises certificate

This service lets you submit a form and its related documentation online. To authorise the supply of alcohol and regulated entertainment in a qualifying club you need a club premises certificate from your council. In a qualifying club there is technically no sale by retail of alcohol (except to guests) as the member owns part of the alcohol stock and the money passing across the bar is merely a mechanism to preserve equity between members where one may consume more than another. In order to constitute a qualifying club you must satisfy the various requirements set out in the Licensing Act 2003. These are: that the club is established and conducted in good faith that the club has at least 25 members that alcohol is only supplied to members on the premises on behalf or by the club.

Apply online

2. Declaration for a club premises certificate

To authorise the supply of alcohol and regulated entertainment in a qualifying club you need a club premises certificate from your local authority. In a qualifying club there is technically no sale by retail of alcohol (except to guests) as the member owns part of the alcohol stock and the money passing across the bar is merely a mechanism to preserve equity between members where one may consume more than another.In order to constitute a qualifying club you must satisfy the various requirements set out in the Licensing Act 2003.

Apply online

The issuing authority for this licence is Sunderland City Council (change location)

You can contact them using the details below.

City Centre Customer Service Centre
31-32 Fawcett Street

Sunderland
SR1 1RE