Gambling, machines and lottery permits

Family entertainment centre gaming machine permit

If you would like to run a family entertainment centre (with only Category D* machines on site), you will need to apply for a unlicenced family entertainment centre gaming permit.

You can apply to have any number of category D* machines, subject to other considerations such as fire regulations and health and safety.

If you want other categories of gaming machines on your site, you will need to apply for a premises licence.

We cannot issue permits for boats (vessels) or vehicles.

How to apply

To apply for a an unlicenced family entertainment centre gaming permit, or to convert an existing (Section 34 permit issued under the Gaming Act 1968) permit, or to vary the details of an existing unlicenced family entertainment centre gaming permit, please fill in our application form:

Unlicensed family entertainment centre gaming machine permit form

Please send your completed application form to:

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

Please remember to include the correct fee and make cheques payable to Lichfield District Council.

Prize gaming permit costs

Permit type Cost
New unlicenced family entertainment centre gaming permit £300
Conversion of an existing Section 34 permit issued under the Gaming Act 1968 permit £100
Change of name £25

* Category D: Maximum stake = 10p or 30p non-monetary / Maximum prize = £5 cash or £8 non-monetary. Download our table of machine categories.