To run a sex shop - ie any premises selling sex toys, books or videos - you will need a licence from the local authority. To run a venue where explicit films are shown to members of the public, you also need a licence from the local authority. To run a venue where entertainment such as lap dancing and other form of strip tease type entertainment is provided you will also need a licence from the local authority. The fee is the same whether you apply online or by post. Businesslink.gov.uk does not charge you for using this service.
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