Applicants must complete the application form above and submit it together with a non returnable fee and a plan to scale of the premises to which the application relates, to the address below:

Licensing and Public Protection
Torbay Council
C/o Town Hall
Castle Circus
Torquay
TQ1 3DR

A copy of the application and plan must also be sent to the:

Licensing Department
Devon and Cornwall Police
Middlemoor
EX2 7HQ

Applicants must advertise the notice of the application in the local newspaper (Herald Express) not more than 7 days after the application is made.

A public notice must also be displayed outside the premise in a position where it can be easily read for a period of 21 continuous days to give local residents the opportunity to comment.

  Download application form for a licence for a sex entertainment venue

  Download application form to provide information on individuals

Fees

Both sex entertainment venues and sex shops are covered by these fees. These are the different types of registrations and their fees:

  • New application - £6000
  • Annual Fee - £3500
  • Transfer Fee - £3500

Standard Conditions for Sex Entertainment Venues

Applicants should ensure they have regard to the standard conditions listed in Appendix D of our Statement of Licensing Policy for Sex Establishments when making any application.

Varying a licence

The holder of a licence may apply at any time for any variation of the terms, conditions or restrictions on or subject to which the licence is held. The process of applying for a variation is the same as that for applying for an initial grant except that a plan of the premises is not required unless the application involves structural alterations to the premises.

Renewal of a Licence

The holder of a licence may apply for renewal of the licence. In order for the licence to continue to have effect during the renewal process, a valid application together with the appropriate fee must be submitted before the current licence expires.

The process of applying for renewal of a licence is the same as that for applying for an initial grant except that a plan of the premises is not required.

Transfer of a Licence

A person may apply for transfer of a licence at any time. The process of applying for transfer of a licence is the same as that for applying for an initial grant except that a plan of the premises is not required.

Statement of Licensing Policy
Statement of licensing policy for sex establishments.