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Sex establishment

Application for a sex shop and cinema licence under Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982

To run a sex shop (for example, any premises selling sex toys, books or videos) you will need a licence from the local authority. To run a venue where explicit films are shown to members of the public, you also need a licence from the local authority under the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982.

We adopted the above Act on 10 August 2006.

We have adopted the following conditions of licensing. [PDF, 95Kb]


1) Initial application - £3900.00

2) Renewal - £708.00

Application forms

Apply online for a Sex Shop (and Cinema) Licence

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