Annual Licensing Court 2020

Published: June 16, 2020

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Applications For Licensing 2020

In this article we will detail the dates for each Licensing Court and the documents required for each application.

The Courts are requesting that applications be lodged as early as possible, at the latest by 12.30pm on the 1st September. All filing must be filed and stamped in advance.

Our legal executives can check your application, file and stamp the documents for you. We can also attend the Licensing Court on your behalf.

Please get in touch if you have any questions and would like to find out more about our services.

info@hibernianlegal.ie

Annual Licensing Documents Required

The documents required for a licensing application are dependent on the type of licence, exemption or objection that is being filed. We have detailed the different requirements by application type and with the Court date below.

However there please note the following requirements for all applications;

  1. The application must include the name and complete address of the applicant or solicitor.
  2. State on the application the type of liquor licence attached to the premises.
  3. You are required to lodge all the documents required at the same time.
  4. You must also provide a copy of your notice of application for court receipt to retain for your files.

Court Dates For Annual Licensing 2020

Thursday 24th September, 2020 @ 11:00 a.m –  Confirmations and Certificates of Transfer, Objections and General Exemptions

Monday 28th September 2020 @ 11:00 a.m –  Clubs

Wednesday 30th September 2020 @ 11:00 a.m.- Dance

Friday 2nd October 2020 @ 11 a.m. – Music and Singing

Friday 2nd October 2020 @ 2:00p.m. – Restaurants

Annual Licensing Courts and the Documents Required

Confirmations and Certificates of Transfer 

Thursday 24th September, 2020 @ 11:00 a.m.

  1. Notice of Application stamped with €150.00 PER LICENCE 
    1. Application to include the description of the type of Intoxicating Liquor Licence attached to the premises.
    2.  The name of the previous licensee.
  2. Statutory Declaration of service(for Non CSOL Applications) on all notice parties.
  3. Original newspaper advertisement published at least 21 days before the court date (relevant page only showing date of publication).
  4. Relevant Company documents (if applicable) –
    1. Memorandum and Articles of Association showing the objects clause or Company Constitution
    2. Certificate of Incorporation of the Company.
    3. Up to date Company Printout showing the names and addresses of the current directors.
    4. An ordinary resolution under seal authorising director/s to make the application on behalf of the company
    5. Independent Auditor or Accountants Certificate confirming up to date Compliance with all filing and tax requirements pursuant to the provisions of the Companies Act, 2014 and or Company Secretary Certificate (If Tax Filing falls between 1st Sept and 25th November 2020
  1. Certified copy of stamped deed of title or Lease is required.

For Court: • Current Licence

Objections 

Thursday 24th September, 2020 @ 11:00 a.m.

In regard to Liquor Licensing Objections please note that a search may need to be carried out to establish the current licence holder of the premises.

  1.  Notice of Application of Objection to the renewal of a Licence stamped with €35.00.
    1.  Notice of Application to include the description of the type of Intoxicating Liquor Licence attached to the premises
    2. A copy of this form must be served on the licensee of the premises at least 21 clear days before the date of the Annual Licensing Court.
  2. Statutory Declaration of service (for Non CSOL Applications) on the notice parties.
  3. The original document should be lodged in the Licensing Office   together with declaration of service on the licensee, on or before 1stSeptember, 2020.

General Exemptions

Thursday 24th September 2020 @ 11:00 a.m.

  1. Notice of application stamped with €150.00 Notice of Application to include the description of the type of Intoxicating Liquor Licence attached to the premises.
  2. Statutory Declaration of service (for Non CSOL Applications) on all notice parties
  3. Independent Auditors or Accountants Certificate confirming up to date Compliance with all filing and tax requirements pursuant to the provisions of the Companies Act, 2014 and or Company Secretary Certificate (If Tax Filing falls between 1stSept and 25th November 2020)

Clubs – Licensing Court Dates and Application Documents 

Monday 28th September 2020 @ 11:00 a.m.

  1. Notice of application stamped with €655.00 Notice of Application to include the object of the club (a specific description of the type activities carried out in/by the club).
  2. Statutory Declaration of service(for Non CSOL Applications) on all notice parties.
  3. Original newspaper advertisement(relevant page only showing date of publication), published at least 21 days before the court date.
  4. Two up to date copies of the Club Rules.
  5. The statutory certificate signed by the owner of Club otherwise the Club Secretary making the application on behalf of the Club and 2 Peace Commissioners.
  6. Up to date list of Club members(Large membership lists can be supplied on a USB).
  7. Names, Addresses and Titles of Current Committee members.
  8. Relevant Company documents (if Club is a Company)
    1. Memorandum and Articles of Association showing the objects clause or Company Constitution
    2. Certificate of Incorporation of the Company.
    3. Up to date Company Printout showing the names and addresses of the current directors.
    4. An ordinary resolution under seal authorising director/s to make the application on behalf of the company.
    5. Independent Auditor or Accountants Certificate confirming up to date compliance with all filing and tax requirements pursuant to the provisions  of the Companies Act, 2014 and or Company Secretary Certificate (If Tax Filing falls between 1st Sept and 25th November 2020)

Dance  

Wednesday 30th September 2020 @ 11:00 a.m.

  1. Notice of application stamped with €490.00.
    1.  Notice of Application to include the description of the type of Intoxicating Liquor Licence attached to the premises.
    2. Where Special Exemptions are not being applied for, please state in the  Application
  2. Statutory Declaration of service(for Non CSOL Applications) on all notice parties.
  3. Original newspaper advertisement(relevant page only showing date of publication).
  4. Public Liability Insurance (certified extract of the relevant pages of the current policy of Public Liability Insurance in relation to the premises) A BROKERS LETTER IS INSUFFICIENT
  5. Relevant Company documents
    1. Memorandum and Articles of Association showing the objects clause or Company Constitution
    2. Certificate of Incorporation of the Company.
    3. Up to date Company Printout showing the names and addresses of the current directors.
    4. An ordinary resolution under seal authorising director/s to make the application on behalf of the company.
    5. Independent Auditor or Accountants Certificate confirming up to date compliance with all filing and tax requirements pursuant to the provisions of the Companies Act, 2014 and/or Company Secretary Certificate (If Tax Filing falls between 1st Sept and 25th November 2020)
  6. An up to date Certificate from a Fire Consultant or Architect that the premises comply with the Building Control Act 1990 in relation to Fire Safety or if the building pre-dates the Building Control Act that the premises complies with the Building Regulations (part B Fire) 1997.  That is that the building is fire safe.“Fire Consultant” means a chartered engineer with experience  in fire safety engineering and fire safety management.  “Architect” means a person qualified to Certify Compliance  with the Building Regulations for conveyance purposes.
  7.  Confirmation of CCTv
    1. The Fire Consultant or Architect to confirm that there is CCTV attaching to  the premises, that the said CCTV is in working order
    2. Confirmation from the applicant that the Gardaí will have free access to the said CCTV.
  8. Security

If there is security on the premises, within the meaning of section 2(1) of the Private Security Services Act 2004, an up to date copy of their Security licence shall be produced. If there is no security same to be confirmed in writing by the applicant.

Copies of document 6, 7 and 8 to be served on the Gardaí.

Any premises which does not produce the relevant documentation at Annual Licensing Court will not be entitled to apply for Special Exemptions thereafter.

Music and Singing

Friday 2nd October 2020 @ 11 a.m.

Renewals:

  1. Notice of application stamped with €150.00  and to include the description of the type of Intoxicating Liquor Licence attached to the premises.
  2.   Statutory Declaration of service(for Non CSOL Applications) on all notice parties.
  3. Independent Auditors or Accountants Certificateconfirming up to date Compliance with all filing and tax requirements pursuant to the provisions of the Companies Act, 2014  and/or Company Secretary Certificate (If Tax Filing falls between 1st Sept and 25th November 2020) (if applicable)
  4. Up to date Company Printout showing the names and addresses of the current directors.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR NEW APPLICATIONS (IF APPLICABLE):

  1. Relevant Company documents
    1.  Memorandum and Articles of Association showing the objects clause or Company Constitution
    2. Certificate of Incorporation of the Company
    3. An ordinary resolution under seal authorising director/s to make the  application on behalf of the company.
    4. Independent Auditor or Accountants Certificate confirming up to date compliance with all filing and tax requirements pursuant to the provisions of the Companies Act, 2014 and or Company Secretary Certificate (If Tax Filing falls between 1st Sept and 25th November 2020)
    5. Up to date Company Printout showing the names and addresses of the current directors.
  2. New applications will be required to submit set of Plans/Planning permission/Architects Certificate of Compliance

Restaurants

Friday 2nd October 2020 @ 2:00p.m.

Renewals:

  1. Notice of application stamped with €150.00 and to include the description of the type of Intoxicating Liquor Licence attached to the premises
  2. Statutory Declaration of service (for Non CSOL Applications) on all notice parties.
  3. Independent Auditors or Accountants Certificate confirming up to date Compliance with all filing and tax requirements pursuant to the provisions of the Companies Act, 2014 and or Company Secretary Certificate (If Tax Filing falls between 1st Sept and 25th November 2020)  (if applicable)
  4. Up to date Company Printout showing the names and addresses of the current directors
  5. If a Restaurant Certificate pursuant to Section 12 of the Intoxicating Liquor Act 1927 was granted in the Circuit Court in the last 12 months, please  supply a copy of the Circuit Court Certificate.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR NEW APPLICATIONS (IF APPLICABLE):

  1. Relevant Company documents
    1. Memorandum and Articles of Association showing the objects clause or Company Constitution
    2. Certificate of Incorporation of the Company.
    3. Up to date Company Printout showing the names and addresses of the current directors.
    4. An ordinary resolution under seal authorising director/s to make the application on behalf of the company.
    5. Independent Auditor or Accountants Certificate confirming up to date
    6. Compliance with all filing and tax requirements pursuant to the provisions of the Companies Act, 2014 and or Company Secretary Certificate (If Tax Filing falls between 1st Sept and 25th November 2020)
  2. New applications will be required to submit
    1. set of Plans/Planning permission/Architects Certificate of Compliance
    2. Disability Access Certificate where applicable.
    3. HSE food hygiene certificate where available.

Our legal executives can check your application, file and stamp the documents for you. We can also attend the Court on your behalf. Please get in touch if you have any questions and would like to find out more about our services.

info@hibernianlegal.ie

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