Liquor Licensing

IMPORTANT: Due to staff sickness/annual leave we are currently experiencing a backlog on ALL licensing applications.

If you track your application online and the status is “Pending” this means your application has been received and is currently being processed.  

Renewals: You are advised that you can continue in your licensed operation until a decision has been made providing you applied for a renewal before your licence expired.

Please note: With IMMEDIATE effect all applications and related matters should be emailed directly to Only correspondence to this email address will be dealt with by our team.

View current applications and public register

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 it's 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.

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 three years. The current policy came into effect in November 2013 and will continue in effect until November 2016. View the Moray Licensing Board's policy.

Public Sector Equality Duties

Reports by the Moray Council, the Moray Council Education and Social Care and the Moray Licensing Board for 2015 in respect of the Specific Public Sector Equality Duties can be accessed from the Equalities - Public Sector Duties page.


National statistical information can be seen on the Scottish Government website.

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