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Useful licensing documents

For general advice on the Licensing Act 2003 including how to apply and what activities are licensable, please see our applicant and licence holder guidance. You may also wish to review our Statement of Licensing Policy.

As part of our role, we inspect licensed premises to check for compliance with the law and licence conditions, offer advice on best practice and to ensure the promotion of the four licensing objectives:

  • Prevention of crime and disorder
  • Public safety
  • Prevention of public nuisance
  • Protection of children from harm

We have produced a licensed premises checklist which we would encourage all licensed premises to use, alongside your licence and conditions, to ensure you remain compliant.

We also have a section 57 notice template that you can use, and an authorisation to sell alcohol list that a designated premises supervisor can use to authorise other staff members to sell alcohol.

For details on how we use data relating to licence holders and applicants, please see our privacy notice for licence holders and applicants.

For details on how we use data relating to complainants and those making representations against a licence application, please see our privacy notice for complainants and objectors.

You can also review our licensing enforcement policy.

You may also wish to look at advice from Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue on fire risk assessments.

The Business and Planning Act introduced a temporary automatic extension to on-sales licences to allow for off-sales until 31 March 2025. This is the case even if the licence has conditions restricting or prohibiting off-sales, although there are some exceptions. Please contact us if you plan to make off-sales under the exemption, so we can provide more detailed guidance to you, and use the templates provided below as appropriate: