Why do I need an extended hours licence?
You need an extended hours licence under the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 if you wish to sell alcohol outwith the premises
current core hours.
Who can apply for an extended hours licence?
• the holder of a premises licence
Making your application for an extended hours licence
All applications for extended hours licence should be made at least 28 days from the date of the extension.
Applications lodged late will be accepted but may not be granted due to the timescales involved.
You can apply in person at the Customer Service Centre or post your application to us at the address below, with
the appropriate fee and documents enclosed. You must answer every question on the form. If a question is
irrelevant, mark it as ‘not applicable’
What documents do I need to apply for a licence?
No documentation is required to be submitted with your application.
Payment is due at the time of lodging. For application fees please refer to the civic licensing application fees on
our website at www.renfrewshire.gov.uk.
No refund of application fees will be made for applications which are subsequently refused or withdrawn.
Processing the Application
When your application is lodged and the appropriate fee has been paid, a copy of your application will be sent to
Strathclyde Police and the Licensing Standards Officer who have 10 days to respond. They will carry out their
own investigations and report back to the Licensing Board.
Right of Appeal
If your application is refused you are entitled to ask the Licensing Board within 14 days to give reasons for such
refusal, and you are entitled to appeal to the Sheriff Court within 21 days of the date of the decision on certain
If there is an objection to your application and the application is subsequently granted the objector can also ask
the Licensing Board to give reasons for such grant and is also entitled to appeal to the Sheriff Court.
You may wish to seek independent legal advice in relation to any appeal.
Duration of Licence
The extended hours licence lasts for the period of the application or such shorter period as the Board may
RENFREWSHIRE LICENSING BOARD