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If you wish to sell alcohol from premises that are not licensed, you will need to apply for an occasional licence from Fife Licensing Board. An occasional licence will be valid for no more than 14 days and you must apply at least 6 weeks before the date of the event.
Applicants for an occasional licence must be:
In respect of voluntary organisations, the Licensing Board may issue in any 12-month period, not more than:
The total number of licences issued must not cover more than 56 days in any 12-month period. These restrictions also apply where the premises licence-holder is a Section 125 Club (formerly Registered Club).
How to Apply
You can apply by using the button at the bottom of this page.
Fife Licensing Board will:
If any of these have been received, the Board must consider if there are grounds for refusal. If so, the application will be refused. If not, it must be granted.
Hearings may be held when applications are being considered. If there's no hearing, the applicant must be given the opportunity to comment on any notice, report, representation or objection. The following are the grounds for refusal:
Notification of a refusal or granting of an application will be given to the applicant, the Chief Constable, the Licensing Standards Officer and any person who gave a notice of objection or representation. A statement of reasons can be requested by any person served with such a notice.
Assumed consent will not apply as it's in the public interest that the Licensing Board must process your application before it can be granted. If you have not heard from the Licensing Board within 4 weeks, please contact the Liquor Licensing Team.
Failed Application Redress
Please contact the Liquor Licensing Team in the first instance. Appeals against the refusal of an application must be made to the Sheriff Principal of the Sheriffdom of Tayside, Central and Fife. Appeals can only be made under one of the following grounds:
Any person may object to an application by way of
You can view a list of occasional licence applications lodged with the Fife Licensing Board at the bottom of this page.
Appeals against the granting of an application must be made to the Sheriff Principal of the Sheriffdom of Tayside, Central and Fife. Appeals can only be made under one of the following grounds:
Alcohol (Minimum Pricing) (Scotland) Act 2012 came into force on 1st May 2018.
The Scottish Government has guidance on this, which can be found at https://www.mygov.scot/minimum-unit-pricing
For further information on how to apply minimum pricing, please contact one of Fife Council’s licensing standards officers on email@example.com.