The secretary of the club must give the relevant licensing authority notice of any change in the name, or alteration made to the rules, of the club. This is if a club holds a club premises certificate or has made an application for a club premises certificate which has not been determined by the relevant licensing authority,

Application process

  • a notice or letter informing the Licensing Authority of a change of the club rules specifying those changes
  • copy of the club rules
  • the relevant fee
  • the original club premises certificate or statement for reasons for failure to produce the certificate.


If a notice required by section 82 of Licensing Act 2003 is not given within the 28 days following the day on which the change of name or alteration to the rules is made, the secretary of the club commits an offence.  A person guilty of this offence is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £500.

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Notification of a change of club rules

Will tacit consent apply?

This means that, you will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from the council by the end of the target completion period of 28 days.


For more information contacting Licensing Services on 01634 337 107 or 01634 337 108 or contact Enforcement on 01634 337 112 or 01634 337 106 or by emailing

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