In terms of Section 42 of the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982, a late hours catering licence shall be required for the use of premises between the hours of eleven o’clock in the evening and five o’clock the following morning for the sale to or consumption by the public of meals or refreshments.
From 1 January 2014, a licence known as a “Late Hours Catering Licence” shall be required for the use of premises between the hours of 11pm and 5am the following morning for the sale to or consumption by the public of food. The definition of “food” has the meaning given in Section 1 of the Food Safety Act 1990.
Prior to lodging your licence application, you must contact the Planning Service on 01563 576790 for advice in relation to planning consent in relation to your proposals. Thereafter, it would be beneficial if you could contact the Environmental Health Service for information and advice in relation to the standards to be met – 01563 554007. Should you be proposing any internal alterations to the premises, you are advised to contact the Building Standards Section for advice in relation to whether any a Building Warrant is required – 01563 553514.
A Site Notice should be displayed at or near the premises for a period of 21 days to coincide with the application being lodged with this office. Following which the Certificate of Compliance form should be completed and returned to this office within 7 days. The time limit for lodgement of objections is 28 days from the date of application.
The late hours catering licence application, site notice and certificate of compliance forms are available to download from the online forms section.
For further information on late hours catering licences, please contact the Licensing Unit using the details provided.