Notification of interest

If you're the freeholder, leaseholder or occupier of a property which has a premises licence, you may want to tell us of your interest in this. If you do, we'll then tell you when we receive a licensing application for the property.

You don't need to tell us about your interest in the property by law.

If you apply for a notification of interest, we'll tell you of any changes to the statutory register about the premises. This includes all applications as listed in Schedule 3 of the Licensing Act 2003. This includes for a:

  • premises licence
  • club premises certificate
  • provisional statement
  • temporary event notice

We'll notify you for 12 months from the date you apply. You can renew this again at the end of the 12 month period.

Who can apply?

A person (including a business or company) with a property interest in any premises in our area can give notice. This could include:

  • the freeholder
  • the leaseholder
  • a legal mortgagee in respect of the premises
  • a person who occupies the premises
  • any other person as prescribed by the Secretary of State


The annual fee to be notified about a property is £21.

How to apply

You can apply to us for a notification of interest if the premises is in our licensing area. You can apply online or by post.


You can apply and pay online on the GOV.UK website. You'll need to download a copy of the application form and fill this in using Adobe Acrobat Reader.

By post

You can apply by post by sending your application form to us. The address to send your form to is: Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council, Licensing, Legal Services, PO Box 634, Barnsley, S70 9GG.

Please make sure you enclose a cheque for the correct amount due. This needs to be made payable to Barnsley MBC. Your application isn't valid if you don't include the required payment.

What happens next?

The notice has effect for 12 months. You can give a new notice every year.

Whilst the notice has effect, if any change about the premises is made to the public register we'll tell you if you've registered an interest to which the change relates. We'll also tell you of your right to request a copy of the details in any entry in the register.

In cases relating to interim authority notices we'll make sure these are dealt with promptly.

Trade associations


If you want to make a complaint about a licensed premises please contact us.

Please also see our reviews of premises licences.