Sex establishment licence
You need a licence to run a sex shop or cinema. This means any premises selling sex toys, books or videos, and venues where explicit films are shown to members of the public.
How do I apply for this licence?
The quickest and easiest way to get a sex establishment licence is to apply online.
Apply online for a sex establishment licence (external website)
A sex establishment licence is valid for one year. You can renew your licence online.
Renew your sex establishment licence online
Let us know about a change
If you already have a sex establishment licence and your circumstances change, let us know.
Let us know about a change online
How much does it cost?
A new sex establishment licence costs £6,250.
It costs £2,600 to renew your licence each year.
When you apply for your licence online you will pay the fee online, by debit or credit card.