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Licensing Policy

​​The Licensing Act 2003 transferred alcohol licensing from licensing justices to licensing authorities. We're the licensing authority for Rochdale Borough Council.

The actual policy is on the first 27 pages of the document. The appendices that follow the policy provide information to help licensees and potential licensees to understand what they are required to do and to help them to draft their operating schedules for inclusion in their applications. This includes the Pool of Model Conditions that is contained in Section 182 Guidance to the Act.​

2021-2026 Licensing Policy (1MB pdf)

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Licensing Unit
Number One Riverside
Smith Street
Rochdale OL16 1XU

Licensing office opening times

You can collect your licences, plates and badges from the office on:

  • Tuesdays, 9.30am-11.30am
  • Thursdays, 2pm-4pm