Please read our information about an interim authority notice before you apply.
How to apply
You can apply for an interim authority notice online.
We must receive your application within 28 consecutive days from the day following the lapse of the licence.
- to know whether you want to apply as an individual, a partnership or a company
- the date the licence lapsed
You'll be charged a fee for this application. Please make sure you are aware of how much this will cost.
Start the journey
More info about the journey
You'll need to know the details of the premises and in what capacity you want to apply.
You'll need a credit or debit card.
You'll need to send us the existing premises licence in the post.
You'll need to notify the designated premises supervisor of your application.
You'll need to scan and attach copies of documents demonstrating the new licence holder's right to work in the UK. You can find out more about this in the notes at the end of the application form.
When we receive your application we'll check it to make sure it's been completed correctly. We'll telephone you if there is anything else we need.
As soon as we accept your application the notice giver will be able to operate immediately or from the date given depending on what you've put on the form.
The notice will only be cancelled if, within two working days of receiving a copy of the notice, the police object under the prevention of crime and disorder objective or, the Home Office object under the grounds of preventing illegal working in licensed premises.
If an objection notice is received from the police or the Home Office a hearing will be held before members of the licensing sub committee to consider the objection. The notice will be cancelled if they decide it is appropriate to do so.
If an objection notice is received then we'll contact you.
An interim authority will only have effect for a maximum period of three months. You will need to apply for a transfer before the end of the three months if you want to keep the licence.
What you can do if you haven't heard from us
If at least 21 days have passed since you gave us your completed application and you haven't heard from us you can act as though your application is granted.
If you are submitting your application by post then this will only apply when you can show proof of delivery from the Post Office or a recognised courier.
Time scales for processing an application do not start until all the necessary information has been received in full
What you can do if your application is unsuccessful
Please contact us in the first instance:
Licensing Manager, East Devon District Council, Knowle, Sidmouth, EX10 8HL
Tel: 01395 517410
If an interim authority notice is cancelled then you can appeal.
All appeals must be made to a magistrates court within 21 days of notice of the decision:
North and East Devon Magistrates Court, Southernhay Gardens, Exeter, EX1 1UH
Tel: 01392 415300
You can fill in a paper version of the form and send it to us in the post or bring it into our office.
You will need to fill in the application form and send this to us with:
- a cheque for the fee
- the existing premises licence
If you are completing a paper version a full copy of the application must also be sent to:
Devon & Cornwall Constabulary
Licensing Department (East)
Devon & Cornwall Police HQ
Home Office (Immigration Enforcement)
Alcohol Licensing Team
40 Wellesley Road
If you want to come in to our offices and speak to a licensing officer then please telephone first to make sure that someone is available.