To operate a Food and Drink business within Fife, you need to be a license holder. In this section, we will provide you with the necessary steps you have to consider.
Before a licence is granted and depending on the licence, you will probably need to meet several conditions, and an inspection of premises or practices may be required. For some licences, a fee is applicable.
The Fife Licensing Board determines licenses applications. You must be over 18 and will need a recognised, accredited training certificate for Personal Licence holders and to apply to Fife Licensing Board for a Personal Licence if you wish to:
A Premises licence is required for premises where the sale of alcohol is part of the business. An application can be made by an individual over the age of 18, a company or an organisation involved in the sale of alcohol. If you wish to sell alcohol from premises that is not already licensed, you will need to apply for an Occasional licence. You can apply online
Late Hours Catering
If you are looking to service an evening economy with your business, a Late Hours Catering licence is required for the use of premises between the hours of 11.00pm and 5.00am. This is for the sale to or consumption by the public of meals or refreshment. You can apply online here.
Market Operators licence
Perhaps you want to consider promoting your Food and Beverage business to a wider audience such as a market. A Market Operator’s licence is required for holding a private market. The licence is granted to the market operator, not the individual stallholder. Therefore, it is the market operator’s responsibility to ensure that all stallholders comply with any conditions attached to the licence. You can apply online for a 1 year or 3-year licence. You can apply online
Street Trader Licence
A Street Trader’s Licence is required for each individual whether on their own account or as an employee who is selling, offering or exposing for sale any article in a public place. A licence is also required for any individual offering to carry out a service for money or money’s worth. You can apply online here.
Venison Dealer Licence
Anybody who deals in Venison in Scotland must be licensed. It is an offence for any person to sell, offer or expose for sale Venison unless they have a license. You can apply online
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