Building Standards Certificate of Suitability

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Scottish Government has introduced some changes to the licensing process for some licenses, which mainly relate to the extension of timescales.

Find out more about the changes to alcohol and other licenses here

Building Standards Certificate of Suitability (Section 50)

Building Standards acts in an advisory capacity to the Council’s Licensing Board. Premises such as public houses, restaurants, cinemas, theatres and betting offices are required to apply under Section 50 of the Licensing (Scotland) Act.

The Building Standards service gives consideration to several areas including means of escape, emergency lighting, access for the disabled, occupant capacity and structural stability.

To find out more and to apply for a Building Standard licence, please see our Building Standards events and licensing page.