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Extension of licensing hours

Use this application to apply for an extension on your licence hours. Only a Premises Licence holder can ask for Extended Hours.

How to apply

Before you apply please read Section 7 of the Board's Licensing Policy Statement (Word, 112kb).

Complete and return an Extended Hours form (Word, 58kb).

Your application must include a description of the premises to which the application relates and a description of the activities to be carried out in the premises.


Extension of hours fee: £10 per period of licensed hours

If your Application is refused, or granted for less than you applied for, the fee is not refunded or reduced. Cheques payable to 'North Ayrshire Council'.

What happens next?

Once we've received your application, we will consult with Scotland Police and Licensing Standards Officer. If neither of them makes any adverse comment, and the application is within the Board's Policy, the application can be granted under 'delegated powers'. This means that the Application will be granted by the Clerk, without a Hearing at the Licensing Board.

If there is any adverse comment, or if the application is outside the Board's Policy, the application must be referred to a Hearing of the Licensing Board. View the Licensing Board Meeting Schedule. You will be told of the Hearing and will be able to make representations in favour of your application.


Apply at least 28 days prior to the date requested.

Applications made at least 14 days prior to the date requested are unlikely to be accepted. Applications made between 14 and 28 days prior to the date requested are likely to be classed as a 'late applications'. This will mean that future late applications might be rejected.

For more information please read our Statement of Practice (Word, 32kb).

Does the licence have any conditions?

By law, if the premises are open after 1am:

  • a First Aider must be present from 1am
  • you must operate a 12.30am curfew

View North Ayrshire Licensing Board Agendas and Minutes.

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