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Licensed premises certificate

Under Section 50 of the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005, before an application can be made to the Licensing Board for a Premises Alcohol Licence, you must obtain Section 50 Certificates for Planning Permission, Building Standards and Food Safety. These certificates confirm the suitability of the premises for their intended use.

Please note: The issuing of a Section 50 certificate may require the granting of a Building warrant and the acceptance of a Certificate of Completion.

Section 50 Certificates for Environmental Health and Planning are also required. Please visit:

  • the Premises licence section to apply for a Food Hygiene Certificate
  • the Planning section to apply for a Planning Certificate


Complete and return the Premises application form along with; fee, 1 set of plans, and if available, an operating plan:


The Building Standards, Premises Certificate (Section 50) application fee is £131.25

What happens next?

The premises will be inspected by a Building Standards Surveyor. If the premises are suitable, a Section 50 Certificate can be granted. 

Contact Building Standards




01294 324348


Building Standards,
North Ayrshire Council,
Cunninghame House,
Friars Croft,
Irvine, KA12 8EE