Do you need a Premises License for Amusement Parks ?

If you intend to set up an Amusement park then you need ot obtain a premises license under the Regulations for Licensing & controlling places of Public Amusement, 1980.

Procedure for obtaining permission for a new Amusement Park
  • Obtaining N.O.C for construction.

    Any person desirous to open an Amusement Park, by whatever name called, on any site for the purpose of using it as a place of public amusement, or converting or using any existing premises for the said purpose, shall first give a application in writing with his intention to the Licensing Authority specifying therein whether the application is for a permanent or temporary place of public amusement (Amusement Park). The application on a plain paper shall be accompanied by a blue print plan ( 4 copies) for the proposed site and shall be clearly indicated the surrounding roads and buildings which exist up to a distance of 60 meters of the proposed site. Schools, hospitals or places or worship, petrol pump and also the position of over head high tension cables/electric lines shall also be clearly indicated in the plan.
    1. The poof of ownership of the land may also be attached.
    2. Such person shall also make public, his intention by exhibiting a notice in FORM –A( Annexure A) on a board on the proposed site in such a position that it can be plainly seen from the public thoroughfare or public place upon which such site abuts. The notice shall be in English and in Hindi as well as in the language of the locality. The notice on the board shall be maintained on the site until the matter is decided by the Licensing Authority. The board shall be at least 120x90 cms. In size and the notice shall be exhibited thereon in bold and clearly legible letters.
    3. The Licensing Authority may also consult the Officer Executive Engineer concerned , in respect of the proposed site.
    4. After thorough perusal the Licensing Authority may grant in Form C (Annexure C) a certificate that there is no objection to the location of the premises at the site notified by the applicant under Regulation 3.
    5. The discretion to dispense with the requirement of the No Objection Certificate vests with the Licensing Authority.
  • Obtaining Building Permission.

    1. No person shall put up any building or structure or convert any existing structure for being used as a permanent premises except with the previous permission in writing of the Licensing Authority.
    2. Procedure for obtaining permission
    3. Submit an Application form each such application shall be accompanied by a true copy of the No Objection certificate issued by the Licensing Authority.
    4. The application shall be accompanied by a complete plans, elevations and sections of the proposed premises drawn to scale. The cardinal points shall be marked on such plans. The drawings shall be coloured to distinguish the material to be employed in the construction of the buildings and erections. The width of all staircases, , width of the doors the gangways , the doorways together with the heights of any galleries , or tiers , details of electrical installations etc shall be shown . Structural dimensions shall also be submitted with the application .The plans shall show the respective number of audience or spectators, all openings for ventilation etc. The plans shall be prepared by an authorised architect or qualified engineer and shall bear a certificate under his signature to the effect that the designs are sound and stable.
    5. These plans are then forwarded to the Executive Engineer concerned for approval and the applicant is bound to carry out such alterations and additions in the plans as may be directed by the Executive Engineer concerned, before the plans are finally approved by him.
    6. The permission to build shall finally be granted by the licensing authority and shall be valid for a period of 2 years from the date of the permission or within such extended time as may be granted by the Licensing authority
    7. No modification in the plans or addition or alteration shall be done to the premises except with the written permission of the Licensing authority in consultation with the Executive Engineer concerned.
    8. The Licensing Authority may refuse to grant license to operate a premises, the building of which has not been constructed according to the approved plans and specifications.
  • Obtaining Premises License for Amusement Park.

    Application for the grant of Premises License, shall contain the following.
    1. Statement as to the nature and extent of the interest of the applicant in the Premises.
    2. The name(s) of Manager(s) nominated by the Licensee.
    3. The name(s) and addresses of the qualified electrician In charge of the electrical installation.
    4. True copy of NOCs mentioned above.
    5. Report of Executive Engineer (Building) to the effect that the Premises is sound and is in accordance with requirements under the provisions. He shall also specify the number of seats and accommodation available.
    6. NOC from Electrical Inspector to the effect that the Electrical installations conform to the requirement of rules under the Electricity Act and specified in Regulations.
    7. NOC From Auto Engineer for joyrides.
    8. NOC from the Municipal Health Officer to the effect that there is no objection for Health point of view.
    9. NOC from Fire Department for fire safety and safe escape point of view.
    10. SAI COACH NOC for water , if swimming pool provided.
    11. NOC from the Local Police for law & order point of view.
    12. NOC from the DCP/Traffic for traffic point of view.
    13. Character and Antecedent verification of the Licensee/representative of the Auditorium.
    The Licensing Authority on receipt of documents and NOCs referred above, may grant a Premises License to the applicant on such terms and conditions and subject to such restrictions as the Licensing Authority may determine. The premises Licence shall be in Form -"D" (Annexure D) subject to such additions and alterations as may be deemed necessary by the Licensing Authority. The licensing authority also reserves t he right to refuse a license if the premises appears to it to be likely to cause obstruction , inconvenience, risk , danger o r damage to the residents or passerby s in the vicinity of the premises.
    DURATION: A license for premises of a permanent nature may be granted or renewed for any period no exceeding the 31st day of December of the year for which it is issued and a license for premises of temporary nature may be granted for period not exceeding three months at a time.
    An application for renewal of Premises License shall be made to the Licensing Authority within one year after the date of expiry of the previous license and shall be accompanied by the following documents.
    1. NOC of Fire Department
    2. N.O.C from Electrical Department
    3. N.O.C from Health Department
    4. N.O.C from Building Department
    5. NOC from Auto Engineer
    6. NOC from SAI Coach For water, if swimming pool provided.
    The Licensing Authority on receipt of documents and NOCs referred above, may renew the Premises License on Form 'D' on such terms and conditions and subject to such restrictions as the Licensing Authority may determine.