Consultation on Highland Licensing Board Policy Statement 2023-28
The Highland Licensing Board has begun consultation on its next Statement of Licensing Policy for the period November 2023 to November 2028.
You can view the consultation documents at this link: Consultation on Highland Licensing Board Policy Statement 2023-23
Sexual Entertainment Venue (SEV) Licence
Please note that as of 1 January 2023, all SEV's in The Highland Council area require a SEV licence to operate.
How to apply for a licence?
You can apply for a SEV licence by filling in the application form and submitting it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please ensure that you have read the SEV Policy Statement, Standard Conditions and Best Practice Guide prior to submitting your application.
How much does it cost for a licence?
An application for the grant of a SEV licence is £559
An application for the renewal of a SEV licence is £559
An application to vary a SEV licence is £279
Who can object to a licence?
It is open to any member of a licence to make an objection or representation to a SEV licence application.
Prior to submitting an objection or representation - Read Annex E - Objections and Representation
Annex A - Application Procedure and Consultee List
Annex B - Application form
Annex C - Notice of Display
Annex D - Certificate of Compliance
Annex E - Objections and Representations guidance
Annex F - Form of Waiver
Annex G - Occasional Use Exemption Letter
Annex H - Notice of advertisement style
Gambling Policy Statement 2022-25
The Highland Licensing Board (HLB) has now finalised its Gambling policy statement 2022-25 under the Gambling Act 2005 which will become its policy statement for the period 2022-2025. This will come into force on 1 January 2022.
Licensing of the public performance of a play
From 27 January 2021 a public entertainment licence will be required for the public performance of any play.