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Sex shop licence

If your business sells sex articles, toys, books or videos you need a sex shop licence.

How to apply

If you already have a licence, and you want to make changes to its terms, you can do this on our online licensing portal.

How the application is dealt with

If you haven't heard from us within 28 days please contact the Licensing and Registration office and we will let you know about your application's progress.

You must bring proof of identification when you collect your documents.

If someone else is collecting them for you, they must bring something in writing from you stating that you give your permission. This must be signed by you and give the details of the person who is collecting your documents. The signature on the letter will be compared with the signature on the application form. We will not accept an email.

Can anyone object?

Once we have your application there is a 28-day objection period and anyone can lodge an objection.

How much does it cost?

Full licence fee - £807.72

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