Sex Establishments

Please follow the link below for an application form to apply for a sex establishment licence.

To read the file you will need a copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader. 

Before we issue a licence for a sex establishment, people in the area must be given the opportunity to comment on, or object to the application.

  • You must advertise in the local press and display a notice outside the premises for 21 days.
  • You can find templates of these notices by following the link of the left hand side.

If anyone wishes to make an objection to the application they must do so within 28 days in writing addressed to Licensing Services.


Guidance notes relating to sex establishments in our area can be found by following the link on the left hand side. Guidance notes relating to sexual entertainment venues will be added to this page shortly.

Our Sexual Entertainment Venue Policy is currently under consultation until 20 December 2013. To view this consultation document please click on the link below.

For further information or guidance please contact the Licensing Team.

The Licensing team are based at:

Stoke-on-Trent City Council
PO Box 2452
Hanley Town Hall
Albion Street



To apply for a sex establishment licence or a sexual entertainment venue you will need to complete an application form and pay the relevant fee.


Tel: 01782 232774
Fax: 01782 232773

Opening times

• Monday 9am until 4.45pm
• Tuesday 9am until 4.45pm
• Wednesday 9am until 4.45pm
• Thursday 9am until 4.45pm
• Friday 9am until 4.15pm
• Saturday - CLOSED
• Sunday - CLOSED

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