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Approved Premises for Civil Marriages and Partnerships Application Form

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1. Name and Address of Premises to be Licensed
2. Full name and address of applicant
The proprietor, or a trustee, of the premises, must make this application. If successful the applicant will be the holder of the approval.
3. If applying on behalf of a limited company please state
4. If Limited Company please state main trading address (if different from above)
(Please email the names and addresses of all Directors to Venue.licensing@surreycc.gov.uk - see email list below)
5. Please state the nature of Premises to be Licensed
6. Please state the primary use and other uses (if any) of the above
7. Number of rooms to be Licensed
8. Which room(s) would be designated for ceremonies and interview room(s)
(Please email copies of the plans of the building indicating the rooms to be used to Venue.licensing@surreycc.gov.uk - see email list below)
9. Have you completed a fire risk assessment?
Have you completed a fire risk assessment? *
Please send a drawing of each room (showing seating plan, including maximum numbers permitted, seated theatre style) to Venue.licensing@surreycc.gov.uk - see email list below
10. Do the premises have the necessary planning consent required to be used for ceremonies?
Do the premises have the necessary planning consent required to be used for ceremonies? *
If no, consult your local planning authority for information.
11. Do the premises have a current Entertainment Certificate?
Do the premises have a current Entertainment Certificate? *
12. In order to meet any claim made by a member of the public, the County Council looks for a minimum of £5m indemnity.
Please email a copy of the Public Liability certificate to Venue.licensing@surreycc.gov.uk - see email list below
13. Surrey County Council provides facilities for those with a disability at their register offices, similar facilities should be provided at venues
e.g. ground floor, ramps, lift, cloakroom, etc.
14. Please give name and position of Responsible Person
15. Please give name and telephone number of contact to arrange inspection

 
Declaration:
I apply for the premises named above, to be approved for regular use by the public as a venue for the solemnisation of civil marriages, or the registration of civil partnerships, or both, in the presence of a Superintendent Registrar.
I understand that:
The premises will be inspected for suitability before approval is granted and, if this application is successful, may be subject to subsequent inspection. Public notice of the application will be given by advertisement on the Surrey County Council website for a period of 21 days for objections. Approval, if granted, will be for a three-year period, subject to revocation. The premises must satisfy the local authority on fire precautions and health and safety provisions.
I declare that:
I have read and understood the information contained in this form, Schedule I and Surrey County Council's Terms and Conditions for Granting a Licence. The building has no recent or continuing religious connection; and I have consulted the planning authority as to whether planning consent is required and attach evidence that it is content that the premises may be used for civil marriage and civil partnership ceremonies. I attach a seating plan, showing maximum numbers permitted for each room, in accordance with the fire risk assessment.
I further declare that, if approval is granted:
The premises will be regularly available for public use as a civil marriage and civil partnership venue. I will comply with the standard conditions (Schedule I) and any local conditions attached to that grant of approval. The proprietor, or a trustee, of the premises, must make this application. If successful the applicant will be the holder of the approval.
Agree *
I will email the following (please include the premises details) in one email to Venue.licensing@surreycc.gov.uk:
Seating Plan for each room to be licensed
Planning certificate (if appropriate)
A set of Plans of the Premises indicating the proposed Room(s) and Interview rooms(s)
List of names / address of Company Directors (if applicable)
Copy of Public Liability Insurance Certificate
Further information and details can be found on the page How to licence premises for civil ceremonies.
Fee:
All fees are non refundable. See enclosed list of current fees payable. Our licensing fee includes one room, if you with to license additional rooms there is an extra charge for each room. There will be an administration fee charged for any changes to the license during the three year term, i.e. Change of ownership, change of name etc., Please note: should you wish to licence an additional room after the new/renewal of licence has been granted, it will be treated as a new application and subject to the full licence procedure, including the current fee.
Please make your selections
Item Item cost Quantity Amount
Venue Licence fee (includes 1 ceremony room) £2100.00 £0.00
Fee per additional room to be licensed £260.00 £0.00
Re-license Venue fee (includes 1 ceremony room) £2100.00 £0.00
Fee per additional room to be re-licensed £260.00 £0.00

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