Bookmaker's Licence

First application for a bookmaker's licence

You will need to submit your Certificate(s) of Personal Fitness to the National Excise Licence Office with your Application Form.

The application requires signature by:

  • the licensee, if a sole trader
  • one of the partners, if a partnership
  • the company secretary or a director of the company, in the case of an incorporated firm.

Once Revenue has processed your application, Revenue will issue you with a First Time Application Notice. This notice invites you to complete your application and pay for your licence.

All licensees require tax clearance. In the case of a company application, the company and each relevant officer named on the application will require tax clearance.  

Revenue will automatically check your tax clearance status before issuing the licence.

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