If you wish to sell alcohol from premises that are not licensed for the sale of
for example local halls, community centre etc, you will need an occasional licence
from Falkirk Council Licensing Board.
You can apply for an occasional licence for a maximum of 14 days but usually they
are granted for single, one-off events such as a wedding reception, birthday party
or fund raising dance.
There are strict rules on who can apply for an occasional licence. You must be:
- the holder of a premises licence; or
- the holder of a personal licence; or
- a representative of a voluntary organisation.
If you are a voluntary organisation the Licensing Board is limited to issuing in
any rolling 12-month period:
- not more than 4 occasional licences for a period of 4 to 14 days
- not more than 12 occasional licences for a period of less than four days
The total number of licences issued to a voluntary organisation must not cover more
than 56 days in any 12 month period.
These restrictions also apply to premises which operate as a members club, for example
bowling clubs, golf clubs or social clubs, and which do not generally allow members
of the public access.
Applications for Occasional Licences are advertised on our website for a continuous
period of 7 days. Any person may object to an Occasional Licence application within
the period of 7 days starting on the day when details are published on the web site.
The Board's Statement of Licensing Policy has a section about occasional licences. You may wish to read this before submitting your application
How to apply
The Occasional Licence application form is available for download:
- Application form for an Occasional Licence
Your completed application form and fee should be sent to:
You can also fax your application to 01324 501588.