Sex establishments - Appeals, offences and policies

Your Right of Appeal

Any person aggrieved by a refusal to be granted a licence or by any condition to which a licence is subject may appeal to the Magistrates' Court.

An appeal against a decision made at the Magistrates Court may be appealed at the Crown Court but the decision of the Crown Court is final.


Offences and Penalties

Anybody who operates a sex establishment without a licence or fails to comply with licence condition or admits persons under the age of 18 is committing an offence.

Penalties upon conviction can range from £1,000 to £20,000.



Last Updated on Monday, September 17, 2018