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Alcohol licensing

Our Alcohol Licensing Unit actively manages over 5,500 licensed premises across North Yorkshire and the City of York.

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Our aim is to play a key role in enforcing alcohol licensing legislation and liaising with operators to ensure that every licensed premise in North Yorkshire complies and promotes the four licensing objectives:

  1.  The prevention of crime and disorder
  2. Public safety
  3. The prevention of public nuisance
  4. The protection of children from harm

Under the Licensing Act 2003, it is the local authority which is responsible for administering, granting, suspending and revoking alcohol licences.

Local authorities

Your local authority is responsible for alcohol licensing.

Area Website
Craven Craven District Council
Hambleton Hambleton District Council
Harrogate Harrogate Borough Council
Richmondshire Richmondshire District Council
Ryedale Ryedale District Council
Scarborough Scarborough Borough Council
Selby Selby District Council
York City of York Council

Currently, due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the restrictions in place for all members of society, please direct any licensing queries regarding new licences or Temporary Event Notices to your local Licensing Authority.

Covid-19 guidance for reopening of restaurants, bars, pubs and takeaways 

North Yorkshire Police Alcohol Licensing Unit

Contact a member of our Alcohol Licensing team.

Sergeant Jackie Booth  Force Alcohol  Licensing Manager
PC Jackie Allen Force Alcohol Licensing Officer
PC Samantha Bolland Force Alcohol Licensing Officer
PC Debbie Chadwick Force Alcohol Licensing Officer
PC Kimberley Hollis Force Alcohol Licensing Officer
Lorraine Rowson-Clark Force Alcohol Licensing Admin Officer

For all general enquiries please contact our administration team at nyplicensing@northyorkshire.police.uk.

Our main office address is:
Police Licensing
York Police Station
Fulford Road
YO10 4BY

Tel: 01609 643273

Opening times are 9am to 3pm Monday to Friday.


Fire Safety

For advice on fire safety in licensed premises please use the following link  http://www.northyorksfire.gov.uk/businesssafety/legislation