Under the Clubs (Safety of Premises) Ordinance,
" Club" means any corporation or association of persons
formed for the purpose of affording its members facilities
for social intercourse or recreation and which :-
provides services for its members ( whether or
not for the purpose of gain); and
has a club-house of which
only its members and their accompanied guests have
a right of use;
Club-house" means any premises or part thereof exclusively set aside for
use permanently or temporarily by a club and its members.
Application for a Certificate of
Any new establishments must apply
for a Certificate of Compliance from the Authority
Certificates of Compliance are subject to an annual
renewal. Holder of a Certificate of Compliance should
apply for a renewal not less than 3 months prior to
the expiry of the Certificate of Compliance.
It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure
that his premises do comply with the lease conditions,
Deed of Mutual Covenant and other legislation.
Please refer to the
Layman's Guide to Application of Certificate of Compliance (PDF),
A Guide to Compliance Requirements for the Certificate of Compliance for Club-houses (PDF),
Sample Application Form for a Certificate of Compliance (PDF),
Sample Layout Plan (PDF) and
Common Problems (PDF)
for more details.
How to apply
forms can be obtained from
the Office of the Licensing Authority or downloaded from the Home Affairs Department's
website of http://www.had.gov.hk/en/public_forms/forms.html.
Completed forms are to be returned to the address
as stated on the application forms.
Applications in electronic form
to the enactment of the Electronic Transactions Ordinance,
applications for a Certificate of Compliance/
renewal of a Certificate of Compliance/ transfer
of a Certificate of Compliance in electronic form
would be accepted by the Authority at the following
address with effect from 7 April 2000: email@example.com
here to see the general format, manner and procedure
for submission of electronic information.
Register of clubhouses issued with Certificate of
For information on clubhouses issued with
certificate of compliance, please visit http://www.hadla.gov.hk/