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Under the terms of Section 42 of the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982, a late hours catering licence is required for the use of premises between the hours of 11pm and 5am for the sale of, or consumption of food by the public.

The definition of 'food' has the meaning given in Section 1 of the Food Safety Act 1990.

Planning permission

Before applying for a licence you must contact the Planning Service for advice in relation to planning consent in relation to your proposals.

Food standards

It would be beneficial if you could contact the Environmental Health Service for information and advice in relation to the standards to be met.

Alterations to premises

Should you be proposing any internal alterations to the premises, you are advised to contact Building Standards for advice in relation to whether any a building warrant is required.

Display a notice of your application

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 us. Following which the certificate of compliance form should be completed and returned to us within seven days.

The time limit for lodgement of objections is 28 days from the date of application.

Licence fee

 Type of licence Fee
 Late hours catering  £255

Apply for a licence or renewal

Online via our GLAMIS system

You can also download and print the application form below:

Late hours catering application (PDF 38Kb)

Licence conditions

Late hours catering licence conditions (PDF 11Kb)

Contact Information


Licensing Board Administration
London Road
East Ayrshire
Telephone: 07557 168826


Planning and Building Standards
Opera House
8 John Finnie Street
Telephone: 01563 576790


Environmental Health
Regulatory Services
Civic Centre South Building
16 John Dickie Street
East Ayrshire
Telephone: 01563 576790