Sex establishment licence

You need a licence to run a sex shop or cinema. This means any premises selling sex toys, books or videos, and venues where explicit films are shown to members of the public.

How do I apply for this licence?

The quickest and easiest way to get a sex establishment licence is to apply online.

A sex establishment licence is valid for one year . You can renew your licence online.

If you already have a sex establishment licence and your circumstances change, let us know.

How much does it cost?

A new sex establishment licence costs £6,250. It also costs £2,600 to renew your licence each year.

When you apply for your licence online you will pay the fee online, by debit or credit card.