Gambling, machines and lottery permits

Alcohol licensed premises gaming machine permit/notification

If you run a licensed premises (pub, bar etc), with a premises licence, you are automatically entitled to have two gaming machines (category C or category D)* on your premises, but you need to apply for a permit first.

You can also apply to have more than two gaming machines (category C or category D)* on your premises.

To notify us that you intend to have two gaming machines on your premises, or to apply for permission for more gaming machines, please fill in our application form.

Alcohol licensed premises gaming machine permit notification form

Please send your completed application form to:

Licensing team, Lichfield District Council, Frog Lane, Lichfield, WS13 6ZD

If you are applying for up to two gaming machines, there is no fee. If you are applying for more than two gaming machines, please enclose a cheque for £50 (please make cheques payable to Lichfield District Council).

* Category C: Maximum stake = 50p / Maximum prize = £35 / Category D: Maximum stake = 10p or 30p non-monetary / Maximum prize = £5 cash or £8 non-monetary

Renewing your permits

The permits do not have an end date and co-exist with your premises licence.

There is however an annual fee of £50 for more than two gaming machines. If you are granted a permit for more than two gaming machines, we will contact you in relation to your annual payments.

Download our table of machine categories.