Sex shop and adult cinema licence

How to apply

You can apply online on the government website (

Your application must include:

  • your personal details (including any criminal convictions)
  • an application fee
  • any relevant supporting documents

Once you’ve applied for a licence you must:

  • publish an advert about your application in a local newspaper
  • display a notice about your application in or near your premises for 21 days

You will be required to pay a fee to process your application and can do this online as part of your application process - remember to have a debit or credit card handy.

Apply for a sex shop/adult cinema licence

Don't forget - you’ll need to renew your licence every year.

To find out more, including the latest fees, contact the licensing team on 01543 308066