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Dublin Metropolitan District Court for Annual Licensing 2018

Dublin District Annual Licensing Court will be held in court No. 23, Ground Floor, Áras Uí Dhálaigh, Inns Quay, Dublin 7.

 

Note: For the efficient running of the annual licensing court, we would ask that all applications be lodged during the month of August, but not later than Monday 3rd September 2018 at 12.30 p.m.

Use the application forms which have been prepared for the Dublin Metropolitan District Licensing Court.
The relevant notice parties are listed at the end of the application forms.

General requirements for all applications:

» Ensure that all documents are lodged together.

» Applications will not be listed on the annual licensing date unless all documents are lodged with the application.

» Insert your reference number from last year’s Annual Licensing Court on the top right corner of your application. Reference numbers can also be found in the index of registers in our office.

» Include on the application the name and full address of the solicitor/applicant.

» Provide a copy of your notice of application for court receipt, to retain for your files.

» State on the application form the type of intoxicating liquor licence attached to the premises.

You may be required to lodge further documents particular to your application.

Thursday 27th September at 11.00 a.m. - Confirmations and Certificates of Transfer

  1. Notice of application stamped with €150.00 per licence

    (a) Application to include the description of the type of intoxicating liquor licence attached to the premises.

    (b) The name of the previous licensee.

  2. Statutory declaration of service on all notice parties.

  3. Original newspaper advertisement, published at least 21 days before the court date (relevant page only - showing date of publication).

  4. Relevant company documents (if applicable).

    (a) Memorandum and Articles of Association showing the objects clause or company constitution.

    (b) Certificate of Incorporation of the company.

    (c) An up to date company printout showing the names and addresses of the current directors.

    (d) An ordinary resolution under seal authorising director/s to make the application on behalf of the company.

    (e) Independent auditor's or accountant's certificate confirming up to date compliance with all filing an tax requirements pursuant to the provisions of the Companies Act 2014.

  5. Certified copy of stamped deed of title or lease is required.

    For court:
    • Current licence


Thursday 27th September at 11.00 a.m. - objections


Note: In regard to liquor licensing objections a search may need to be carried out to establish the current licence holder of the premises.

  1. Notice of application of objection to the renewal of a licence stamped with €35.00.

    (a) Notice of application to include the description of the type of intoxicating liquor licence attached to the premises.

    (b) A copy of this form must be served on the licensee of the premises at least 21 clear days before the date of the annual licensing court.

  2. Statutory declaration of service on all notice parties.

  3. Independent auditor's or accountant's certificate confirming up to date compliance with all filing and tax requirements pursuant to the provisions of the Companies Act 2014 (if applicable).

 

Friday 28th September at 11.00 a.m. - general exemptions

  1. Notice of application stamped with €150.00.

    (a) Notice of application to include the description of the type of intoxicating liquor licence attached to the premises.

  2. Statutory declaration of service on all notice parties.

  3. Independent auditor's or accountant's certificate confirming up to date compliance with all filing an tax requirements pursuant to the provisions of the Companies Act 2014 (if applicable).

Friday 28th September at 11.00 a.m. - clubs

  1. Notice of application stamped with €655.00 (that is a court fee of €150 plus excise duty of €505).

    The notice of application to include the object of the clup (a specific descriptiion of the type of activities carried out in / by the club).

  2. Statutory declaration of service on all notice parties.

  3. Original newspaper advertisement (relevant page only showing date of publication), published at least 21 days before the court date.

  4. Two up to date copies of the club rules.

  5. The statutory certificate signed by owner of the club - otherwise the club secretary making the application on behalf of the club and 2 peace commissioners.

  6. Up to date list of club members (large membership lists can be supplied on a USB).

  7. Names and addresses and titles of current of committee members.

  8. Relevant company documents (if club is a company.

    (a) Memorandum and articles of association showing the objects clause or company constitiution.

    (b) Certificate of incorporation of the company.

    (c) Up to date company printout showing the names and addresses of the current directors.

    (d) An ordinary resolution under seal authorising director/s to make the application on behalf of the company.

    (e) Independent auditor's or accountant's certificate confirming up to date compliance with all filing and tax requirements pursuant to the provisions of the Companies Act 2014.

Monday 1st October at 2.00 p.m. - restaurants


Renewals:
  1. Notice of Application stamped with €150.00.

    The Notice of application to include the description of the type of intoxicating liquor licence attached to the premises.

  2. Statutory declaration of service on all notice parties.

  3. Independent auditor's or accountant's certificate confirming up to date compliance with all filing and tax requirements pursuant to the provisions of the Companies Act 2014 (if applicable).

  4. If a restaurant certificate pursuant to section 12 of the Intoxicating Liquor Act 1927 was granted in the Circuit Court in the last 12 months, supply a copy of the Circuit Court Certificate.

    Additional requirements for new applications (if applicable):

  5. Relevant company documents

    (a) Memorandum and articles of association showing the objects clause or company constitution.

    (b) Certificate of incorporation of the company.

    (c) Up to date company printout showing the names and addresses of the current directors.

    (d) An ordinary resolution authorising director/s to make the application on behalf of the company.

    (e) Independent auditor's or accountant's certificate confirming up to date compliance with all filing and tax requirements pursuant to the provisions of the Companies Act 2014.

  6. New applications will be required to submit.

    (a) Set of plans/planning permision/architects certificate of compliance.

    (b) Disability access certificate where applicable.

    (c) HSE food hygiene certificate where applicable.

 

Tuesday 2nd October at 11.00 a.m. - dance

  1. Notice of application stamped with €490.00 (that is a court fee of €335 plus excise duty €155).

    (a) Notice of application to include the description to the type of intoxicating liquor licence attached to the premises.

    (b) Where special exemptions are not being applied for, state in the application.

  2. Statutory declaration of service on all notice parties.

  3. Original newspaper advertisement (relevant page only showing date of publication).

  4. Public Liability Insurance (certified extract of the relevant pages of the current policy of public liability insurance in relation to the premises) - a broker's letter is insufficient

  5. Relevant company documents

    (a) Memorandum and articles of association showing the objects clause or company constitution.

    (b) Certificate of incorporation of the company.

    (c) Up to date company printout showing the names and addresses of the current directors.

    (d) An ordinary resolution authorising director/s to make the application on behalf of the company.

    (e) Independent auditor's or accountant's certificate confirming up to date compliance with all filing and tax requirements pursuant to the provisions of the Companies Act 2014.

  6. An up to date certificate from a fire consultant or architect that the premises comply with the Building Control Act 1990 in relation to fire safety or if the building pre-dates the Building Control Act that the premises complies with the Building Regulations (part B Fire) 1997. That is, that the building is fire safe.

    'Fire Consultant' means a chartered engineer with experience in fire safety engineering and fire safety management.

    'Architect' means a person qualified to Certify Compliance with the Building Regulations for conveyanceing purposes.

  7. Confirmation of CCTV

    (a) The fire consultant or architect to confirm that there is CCTV attaching to the premises, that the said CCTV is in working order.

    (b) Confirmation from the applicant that the gardaí will have free access to the said CCTV.

  8. Security

    (a) If there is security on the premises, within the meaning of section 2(1) of the Private Security Services Act 2004, an up to date copy of their licence shall be produced.

    (b) If there is no security same to be confirmed in writing by the applicant.

 

• Copies of document 6, 7 and 8 to be served on the gardaí.

• Any premises which does not produce the relevant documentation at annual licensing court will not be entitled to apply for special exemptions thereafter.

 Wednesday 3rd October at 2.00 p.m. - music and singing

Renewals:
  1. Notice of application stamped with €150.00.

    (a) Notice of application to include the description of the type of intoxicating liquor licence attached to the premises.

  2. Statutory declaration of service on all notice parties.

  3. Independent auditor's or accountant's certificate confirming up to date compliance with all filing and tax requirements pursuant to the provisions of the Companies Act 2014 (if applicable).

    Additional requirements for new applications:

  4. Relevant company documents

    (a) Memorandum and articles of association showing the objects clause or company constitution.

    (b) Certificate of incorporation.

    (c) Up to date company printout showing the names and addresses of the current directors.

    (d) An ordinary resolution under seal authorising director/s to make the application on behalf of the company.

    (e) Independent auditor's or accountant's certificate confirming up to date compliance with all filing and tax requirements pursuant to the provisions of the Companies Act 2014.

  5. New applications will be required to submit

    (a) Set of plans/planning permission/architect's certificate of compliance.

 

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Orders issued by the Dublin District Court Licensing Office are as follows:

• Certificate of transfer
• Restaurant certificates
• Music and singing licences
• Dance Licences with conditions attached
• Club certificates of registration
• Objections forms
• General exemption orders
• Lottery / bingo / gaming licences applied for by lay litigants
• Spirit and beer licences
• Wine off licences
• Wholesale beer dealers licences

Orders which must be submitted to the Dublin District Court Licensing Office for signing are as follows:

• Lottery / bingo / gaming licences (applied for by solicitors)
• Occasional licences
• Orders to amend the licensing register
• Orders made under s. 30 or s. 28 of the Intoxicating Liquor Act 1960
• Declaratory orders

 

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Page updated: 01 June 2018





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