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

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.