Alcohol licence application forms and guidance notes

Change to the law - removal of exemption from requirement to hold a Public Entertainment Licence

As of 1 November 2016 if you hold an occasional licence you will no longer be exempt from the requirement to hold a public entertainment licence. By law it will be a criminal offence to hold an event for which a public entertainment licence is required without such a licence, without reasonable excuse, liable on summary conviction to a fine or imprisonment or both.

Premises for which an occasional licence application is made to the Perth & Kinross Council Licensing Board, or for which an occasional licence is granted by the Board prior to 1 November 2016 will be exempt from these new rules, but only in respect of that occasional licence.  The exemption will last until the date on which the occasional licence ceases to have effect.

You can find guidance and information regarding the public entertainment licensing scheme on the Public entertainment licence page.

Note: The Policy Licensing Statement requires that to allow time to consult the Police and for objections to be made, applications for occasional licences should be submitted as far in advance of the event as possible. Applications submitted, less than 7 weeks prior to the date sought may not be capable of being processed in time for that date. This does not apply to an occasional licence for an unplanned event such as a funeral.

How do I apply?

Apply online

Alternatively, you can download the relevant application forms and documents below and return to Perth & Kinross Council, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth, PH1 5GB along with your payment.

Personal licence

Download forms and guidance notes

Premises licence

Download forms and guidance notes

Premises licence - transfer and variations

Download form

Extended hours

Download form

Occasional licence

Download form and guidance notes


Contact details

Alcohol Licensing (applications and payments)

Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth, PH1 5GD
Tel 01738 475167