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Television licencing requirements (FOI)

Television licencing requirements (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 09 October 2023.
Prepared internally, no external costs.



Is the requirement for a Television Licence enforceable in Jersey?


If yes to question A, please advise which agency carries out the enforcement?


What are the values of fines or penalties that can be imposed on an offender?


Within the last 10 years from date of this request, has anyone appeared in court or at a Parish Hall enquiry for not having a valid Television Licence?


Within the last 10 years from date of this request, has anyone been fined or received a penalty for not having a valid Television Licence?  I so, please list by date, any fines or penalties issued.


A to C

The information requested in these three questions is publicly available and is therefore absolutely exempt from disclosure in response to a Freedom of InformationI request by virtue of Article 23 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011. 

The applicant may obtain the information as follows:

The Attorney General issues guidelines and directives from time to time which are made available from this page:

Attorney General's guidelines and directives (

On that page under the heading “TV licensing enforcement” there is a link to Attorney General’s Direction 3/2019 - Television Licensing Enforcement in Jersey which contains the information requested. The link is copied below:

ID AG's Directive 3 2019 - TV licensing enforcement.pdf (


There have been 14 offences that have appeared at a Parish Hall Enquiry within the last 10 years.


All of the 14 offences listed above occurred during 2013, and were issued with written cautions.

Article applied

Article 23 - Information accessible to applicant by other means

(1) Information is absolutely exempt information if it is reasonably available to the applicant, otherwise than under this Law, whether or not free of charge.

(2) A scheduled public authority that refuses an application for information on this ground must make reasonable efforts to inform the applicant where the applicant may obtain the information

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