Apply for a radio broadcast licence


Restricted service licences are radio services with a small coverage area that are used to broadcast at events, or within defined locations around the UK. They’re used for short-term events, like drive-in movies, to longer-term services for locations like hospital radio services or in-stadium commentary.

There are three types of restricted service licence:

  • short-term restricted service licences (SRSLs);
  • long-term restricted service licences (LRSLs); and
  • audio distribution system restricted service licences (ADS-RSLs).

Apply for a restricted service licence

Compliance checklist for radio broadcast content (PDF, 161.0 KB)