Late hours catering

The Council is responsible for the processing of all licence applications including Late Hours Catering.

Licence summary

To offer meals or refreshment for consumption between 23.00 and 05.00, on or off the business premises, you need a licence from the local authority.

Eligibility criteria

If the application is for providing catering that will be mainly or wholly on the premises you must display a public notice detailing your application, in a public place at or near the premises for 21 days from the date the application is submitted. The notice must contain details relating to the application, detail where objections and representations can be made and how the objections and representations can be made.

If you are required to display a notice you must supply the licensing authority with a certificate confirming that you have complied with the requirement.

Regulation summary

Fees

A licence fee is payable:

  • £325 for 3 years
  • £43 for 6 weeks

Application evaluation process

Applications must be made in writing (including by electronic means) and signed by you or your agent (including by electronic means).  The licensing authority will send a copy of the application to the local Chief Constable and other relevant consultees.  The licensing authority will give notice to the public in local newspapers of every application.

Will tacit consent apply?

Yes. This means that you will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from the licensing authority by the end of a period of 120 days permitted for final determination of the application.

Apply for a Late Hours Catering Licence

There are two ways of applying:

Failed application redress

If you wish to appeal against a decision you may do so to the local Sheriff within 28 days of the decision. The Sheriff can only uphold an appeal if they consider that the licensing authority:

  • erred in law
  • used incorrect material fact when making their decision
  • acted contrary to natural justice
  • didn't exercise their discretion in a reasonable manner

Appeals against a Sheriff's decision can be made to the Court of Session within 28 days of the decision.

Licence holder redress

If you wish to appeal against a decision you may do so to the local Sheriff within 28 days of the decision. The Sheriff can only uphold an appeal if they consider that the licensing authority:

  • erred in law
  • used incorrect material fact when making their decision
  • acted contrary to natural justice
  • didn't exercise their discretion in a reasonable manner

Appeals against a Sheriff's decision can be made to the Court of Session within 28 days of the decision.

Certificate of Compliance

Licence summary

To offer meals or refreshment between 23.00 and 05.00, on or off the business premise, you need a licence from East Dunbartonshire Council, Licensing Team. Prior to full approval of your application you must post notice of your intent at your premises for 21 consecutive days.  A Site Notice can be downloaded from the East Dunbartonshire Council website or by contacting the Licensing Team at licensing@eastdunbarton.gov.uk or by telephoning 0141 578 8273.

Fee

No fee is payable for this service.

Will tacit consent apply?

No.

Apply for a Certificate of Compliance

There are two ways of applying:

Application to change a Late Hours Catering Licence

To change your current licence to offer meals or refreshment for consumption between 23.00 and 05.00, on or off the business premise, you need to reapply for a licence from East Dunbartonshire Council, Licensing Team.

Fee

The fee to change a late hours catering licence is £325.

Will tacit consent apply?

Yes. This means that you will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from the licensing authority by the end of a period of 130 days permitted for final determination of the application.

Apply to change a Late Hours Catering Licence

There are two ways of applying:

Consumer Complaint

If you wish to appeal against a decision to grant a licence and you are a valid objector, you may do so to the local Sheriff within 28 days of the decision. The Sheriff can only uphold an appeal if they consider that the licensing authority:

  • erred in law
  • used incorrect material fact when making their decision
  • acted contrary to natural justice
  • didn't exercise their discretion in a reasonable manner

Appeals against a Sheriff's decision can be made to the Court of Session within 28 days of the decision.