Change of premises name

If a licensed premises changes its name, the Licensing Authority must be notified as soon as is reasonably practicable.

The holder of a Premises Licence should, as soon as is reasonably practicable, notify the Licensing Authority of a change in the name of their licenses premises.

Fees and charges

There is a fee of £10.50 that must accompany the change of premises name notification.

How to apply

A notification of a change to a licensed premises name must be made to the Licensing Authority for the area in which the premises is situated.

The notification of a change of name must be accompanied by the Premises Licence (or the appropriate part of the licence) or, if that is not practicable, by a statement of the reasons why the licence (or part) cannot be produced.

The licence (or part) will be updated and then returned to the holder for display/reference.

There is no application form for this process.

Notifications should be made by letter and posted to:

The Licensing Section, Regulatory Services, Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council, PO Box 634, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S70 9GG.

Please ensure you enclose a cheque for the correct amount, made payable to Barnsley MBC. Your notification will not be considered to be valid without receipt of the necessary payment.

What happens next

On receipt of the notification, fee and Premises Licence (or relevant parts) or an explanation as to the reasons why this isn't practicable, the Licensing Authority will update its records and the public register and return the Premises Licence or relevant parts for future reference/display.


We will acknowledge receipt of your notification within five working days. We will endeavour to process your notification within 10 working days.