Licensing Standards

Licensing Standards Officers

The Council employs two Licensing Standards Officers.  Their role is to provide:

  • Guidance – Provide information, interact with Licensed trade /others
  • Compliance – Monitor and inspect premises, issue compliance notices, report premises to Licensing Board.
  • Mediation – Log complaints; discuss Licensing problems and disputes with premises and interested parties 

The Licensing Objectives

The Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 Section 4 details the five Licensing objectives:

  1. Preventing Crime and Disorder
  2. Securing Public Safety
  3. Preventing Public Nuisance
  4. Protecting and Improving Public Health
  5. Protecting Children from Harm

Further information on the five licensing objectives can be found in the East Dunbartonshire Licensing Board Policy Statement