All fees are based on a maximum fee set by central government.

Medway Council is therefore able to charge an amount up to the maximum fee set by central government. The relevant fee is non-refundable. The fee is not for holding a licence but for the work needed to process the application, even if this results in a refusal.

Download forms from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport website or by contact the Licensing Unit.

Fees are represented in the tables below by the type of Premises Licence you are applying for. Please make sure that you have already obtained or applied for your operators licence from the Gambling Commission before making a submission to the council.

The fees are from 1 April 2012.

Variation

If you are an existing licence holder and wish to amend your application, please apply for a variation.

Type of Premises Licence Central government maximum fee (£) Medway Council fee (£)
Betting (track)

1,250

975

Betting (other)

1,500

1,230

Family entertainment centre

1,000

925

Adult gaming centre

1,000

925

Bingo

1,750

1,550

New application

If you are applying for a new premises, please apply for a non-conversion application (new premises).

Type of Premises Licence Central government maximum fee (£) Medway Council fee (£)
Betting (track)

2,500

1800

Betting (other)

3,000

2,550

Family entertainment centre

2,000

1,550

Adult gaming centre

2,000

1,550

Bingo

3,500

3,050

Provisional statement

If you are currently considering or in the process of building premises and want to apply for a licence, you will need to apply for a provisional statement.

Type of Premises Licence Central government maximum fee (£) Medway Council fee (£)
Betting (track)

950

950

Betting (other)

1,200

1,200

Family entertainment centre

950

925

Adult gaming centre

1,200

925

Bingo

1,200

925

Transfer or reinstatement of a licence

Type of Premises Licence Central government maximum fee (£) Medway Council fee (£)
Betting (track)

950

925

Betting (other)

1,200

925

Family entertainment centre

950

585

Adult gaming centre

1,200

870

Bingo

1,200

870

Annual fee

The first annual fee for the licence must be paid within 30 days of the initial grant date of the licence. Future annual fees will be payable on the anniversary of the licence coming into force (the effective date).

For first annual and annual fees for premises licences that are subject to a seasonal condition, the council may determine a lesser annual fee. This will only apply when a seasonal condition relates to activities specified in the licence for part of a year only.

Type of Premises Licence Central government maximum fee (£) Medway Council fee (£)
Betting (track)

1,000

975

Betting (other)

600

450

Family entertainment centre

750

585

Adult gaming centre

1,000

925

Bingo

1,000

925

Copy of a licence

The fee to accompany a copy of a licence application under section 190(1) of the Act is £25.

Change of circumstance fee

The fee to accompany a change of circumstance application under section 186(3)(a) of the Act is £50.

 

For more information contact Licensing Services on 01634 337 107 or 01634 337 108 or Enforcement on 01634 337 112 or 01634 337 106 or by emailing licensing@medway.gov.uk

Write to: Licensing Unit, Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent ME4 4TR