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Liquor Licensing

Please note that if you are considering lodging an application:

  • The Council Access Points are closed so applications cannot be lodged in person.
  • The Council only has a skeleton staff and will not be checking the Gov site for applications at this time.
  • The Council Contact Centre can take telephone payments at present but this may change.
  • Applications can therefore only be lodged by mail and it may be easiest to include a cheque.
  • The Council is still accepting applications but is not in a position to process them at the moment.   This is because many staff have been sent home in line with the current Government guidance and essential staff are maintaining a skeleton service or being redeployed to areas of urgent need.
  • Applications will remain unprocessed for the foreseeable future but the situation will remain under review.
  • Applications will be logged. They will not be checked or validated so further information may be required in connection with any application in due course.
  • Please also note in the absence of validation the processing times do not start to run unless and until you receive confirmation of validation. However, if the application being lodged is a renewal it will enable the current licence to continue unless and until the renewal is decided.

Please be assured we will resume normal service as soon as possible.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.


The Moray Licensing Board is the licensing authority for the Moray area and is responsible for Premises Licences, Occasional Licences and Personal Licences.

Each Local Authority in Scotland is required to appoint a licensing board for the administration of licensing with respect to the sale and supply of alcohol liquor. The Licensing Board meets at regular intervals (approximately each 8 weeks) to discharge its functions in terms of the licensing of alcohol sales and the provision of gambling facilities. All licensing board meetings are held in public.

The business of the Licensing Board is advertised on this website.

Moray Licensing Board Information

Make an Application

Use the buttons below to select the relevant type of application.

Premises Licence Occasional Licence Personal Licence

Meeting Dates

Licensing Board meeting dates 2020 (PDF)

Current Applications

Use the following link to view current applications and access further information on how to comment, object, or make a representation. 

View more information on current applications and access public register

Statement of Policy for the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005

Section 6 of the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 requires every Licensing Board to publish a statement of policy each five years. 

View the Moray Licensing Board's Policy


Please read our FAQs before contacting the Licensing Team. 

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In order to make a complaint about licensed premises or a licence holder please see the Complaints Procedure.

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