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Guide A guide to responsible authorities

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1. Service of copies of applications

Details of organisations which need to be served copies of which types of licensing applications.

Please note that this is in addition to us. We must be served a copy of every application.

Grant of a premises licence, application to vary a premises licence (full variation) or provisional statement:

You need to send a copy of the application to:

  • Devon and Cornwall Police
  • Devon Fire and Rescue Service
  • our planning and countryside service
  • our environmental health and equalities services (or HSE)
  • Devon Trading Standards
  • Public Health Devon
  • Devon Area Child Protection
  • Home Office (Immigration Enforcement)
    (The Home Office does not need a copy of the application if the licence only authorises regulated entertainment and does not include the sale of alcohol or late night refreshment)

Grant of a club premises certificate or variation of a club premises certificate:

You need to send a copy of the application to:

  • Devon and Cornwall Police
  • Devon Fire and Rescue Service
  • our planning and countryside service
  • our environmental health and equalities services (or HSE)
  • Devon Trading Standards
  • Public Health Devon
  • Devon Area Child Protection

Minor variation application

You need to send copies of the application to:

  • You don't need to send a copy to anyone else

Personal licence application

You need to send copies of the application to:

  • You don't need to send a copy to anyone else

Please be aware that you do not need to send copies of your application to the Home Office (Immigration Enforcement) for minor variations to a premises licence or for personal licence applications.  We will however consult with them if we consider there to be a Home Office interest in the application, if an applicant has an immigration offence or is required to pay an immigration penalty or to query an applicant's right to work in the UK.

Temporary event notices

You need to send a copy of the application to:

  • Devon and Cornwall Police
  • Our environmental health and equalities services (or HSE)

Licence transfer application

You need to send a copy of the application to:

  • Devon and Cornwall Police
  • Home Office (Immigration Enforcement)
    (The Home Office does not need a copy of the application if the licence only authorises regulated entertainment and does not include the sale of alcohol or late night refreshment)

Application to vary the designated premises supervisor

You need to send copies of the application to:

  • Devon and Cornwall Police

Interim authority notice

You need to send a copy of the application to:

  • Devon and Cornwall Police
  • Home Office (Immigration Enforcement)

Notice of interest in premises

You need to send a copy of the application to:

  • You don't need to send a copy to anyone else

Notification of change of address of a premises licence holder

You need to send copies of the application to:

  • You don't need to send a copy to anyone else

Change of registered address of a club

You need to send copies of the application to:

  • You don't need to send a copy to anyone else

Notification of change of club rules or name

You need to send copies of the application to:

  • You don't need to send a copy to anyone else

Current addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses for all relevant responsible authorities can be found on our responsible authorities contact details page.

The contents of these pages are provided as an information guide only. They are not a full and authoritative statement of the law and do not constitute professional or legal advice. Any statements on these pages do not replace, extend, amend or alter in any way the statutory provisions of the Licensing Act 2003 or any subordinate legislation made under it or statutory guidance issued in relation to it. No responsibility is accepted by us for any errors, omissions or misleading statements on these pages, or any site to which these pages refer. In particular, it must be noted that, although we have made every effort to ensure that the information in these pages is correct; changes in the law and the nature of implementation mean that the information in these pages cannot be guaranteed as accurate.