Sex shops and sex entertainment licences

You must have a licence to run a shop selling sex articles, sex cinema, or premises providing sexual entertainment such as lap dancing and pole dancing. 

The current fee for an application for a new sex establishment licence is £7,547.  There are currently no sex establishments in Redbridge.  

If you are applying for a new sex establishment licence you must advertise your application by placing a poster on the premises and advertising in a local newspaper.

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On receipt of an application, you will be sent a notice to be displayed at the proposed premises, in a place where it can easily be seen and read by persons in the street or adjoining public place, for a period of 28 days. If the notice is severely defaced, damaged or missing, a new notice will be required to be displayed for a further 28 days.

A declaration confirming display of the notice must be completed and returned to us.

Within 7 days of applying for a licence, a notice advertising your application must be published in a local newspaper in the style provided by us. You must send us a copy within 14 days of your application.

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