Sex shop and cinema licence
To run a sex shop, for example any premises selling sex toys, books or videos - you may 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.
However, you may apply to the local authority requesting them to waive the requirement of a licence.
The cost of an annual licence is £14,731 and an occasional licence is £1,473
Apply for a licence
You can make and pay for your application online. When you make your application this way you only have to complete one set of forms and we will pass these on to all other responsible authorities for you.
- print, complete and return the sex establishment licence application form
- contact us for the forms to be sent to you