You may need a licence for a sex establishment, including:
- a sex cinema or any venue where explicit films are shown to the public
- a sex shop, which includes any premises
- a sexual entertainment venue (SEV)
It is a criminal offence to carry out unlicensed activities and, if convicted, you could be given a £20,000 fine.
You can use our application form to apply for a new licence or to renew, transfer or make a variation to an existing licence.
Licence applications should be emailed to email@example.com.
If your application is unsuccessful, you may appeal to a magistrates' court within 21 days of the decision.
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