Sex establishment licence

Sex establishments, including sex cinemas and sex shops, need to be licensed through your Local Authority.

How to apply  

Lewes District Council and Eastbourne Borough Council have separate policies and fees for sex establishment licences.  Please refer to the relevant authority below to find further information on making an application.

For further information and your rights on how the council uses your personal information please read our licensing privacy notice.

Fees

  • Initial Application Fee: £3,675
  • Annual Renewal Fee: £2,000
  • variation of licence: £2,000

Application Process

A licence will be considered against our conditions for sex establishments. If agreed, a licence granted is valid for one year after which it will need renewing. All conditions attached must be obeyed. We reserve the right after the grant, renewal or transfer of a licence to dispense with, modify or relax or modify conditions and restrictions.

Fees:

  • initial fee licence: £3,600
  • renewal is £2,050 
  • variation and/or transfer is £1,800.

Application Process

A licence will be considered against our conditions for sex establishments. If agreed, a licence granted is valid for one year after which it will need renewing. All conditions attached must be obeyed. We reserve the right after the grant, renewal or transfer of a licence to dispense with, modify or relax or modify conditions and restrictions.