Renfrewshire Council

Apply for an extended hours licence to serve alcohol

Why you need an extended hours licence, how to apply, how much it costs, how long it takes, who is consulted, if there are objections or representations, how long the licence lasts for.

Why you need an extended hours licence

You need an extended hours licence under the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 if you wish to sell alcohol during hours outside of your current core hours.

How to apply for an extended hours licence

Download the  application form for an extended hours licence to serve alcohol [50KB] .

You can email your application to and pay for your licence online

You must answer every question on the form. If a question is not relevant, mark it as 'not applicable'.

How much it costs

Information on fees for all licences is available on the apply for a liquor licence page.

How long your application will take

All applications for extended hours should be made at least 28 days from the date of the extension. Applications lodged later will be accepted but may not be granted due to the timescales involved.

Who is consulted about your application

A copy of your application will be sent to Police Scotland and the Licensing Standards Officer who have 10 days to respond. They will carry out their own investigations and report back to the Licensing Board.

If there are objections or representations to your application

If an objection or representation is received the Licensing Board must give notice of the objection or representation to the applicant and thereafter may be considered at a meeting of the Licensing Board. You will be formally cited to attend the meeting and a copy of the letter of objection or representation will be sent out to you with the citation letter.

How long the licence lasts for

The extended hours lasts for the period of the application or such shorter period as the Board may determine.