Please note Licensing will be closed between Christmas and New Year, from 12pm 24 December 2021 until 9am 4 January 2022.

Please ensure any applications are submitted as soon as possible as we are currently receiving an increased number of licensing enquiries and it is taking longer to respond than usual.


The council is responsible for the licensing of a wide range of activities and premises.

The Licensing Team grant licences to ensure public confidence and safety and to minimise crime and disorder, nuisance and other disturbance to residents, visitors and businesses from licensable activities.

The Licensing Team is available at following times throughout the week:

  • Monday 9am–5pm
  • Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 2–5pm
  • Friday 9am–4.30pm

If you need to contact the Licensing Team, please use the contact us form or email

Licensing policy

This document sets out Havant Borough Council's Licensing Policy in respect of its licensing functions for the next five years commencing in 2016.

Online applications

Many of our licences are available through the EU Services Directive.

This has been brought in to make it easier for service providers to offer their services to customers in all EU countries. 

However some licences, including taxi and gambling licences, are not covered by this initiative.

A full list of licensing applications is available on our website.