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Guide A guide to applying for Gambling Act licences

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6. Section F - responsible authorities

Consultation with relevant authorities for premises licence applications (except fast track)

All applications require the applicant to formally consult with ‘responsible authorities’ (specified below). This means that a notice must be served on each of them within seven days of the application being is submitted to us as the licensing authority. The applicant must do this and prove that this has occurred.

You must send a copy of your application to us.  You can find our contact details on this page.

The Gambling Act 2005 also requires notices to be sent to the following responsible authorities for all new and variation applications:

Contact details of responsible authorities

  • The Gambling Commission
    Victoria Square House
    Victoria Square
    B2 4BP
    Email: info@gamblingcommission.gov.uk
    Website: http://www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk
  • Devon and Cornwall Police
    Licensing Department (East)
    Devon and Cornwall Police HQ
    Exeter EX2 7HQ
    Non-urgent calls:  01392 452225
    Fax:  01392 452447
    Email: licensingeast@devonandcornwall.pnn.police.uk
    Web site: http://www.devon-cornwall.police.uk
  • Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service
    Central Command (East)
    Middlemoor Fire Station
    Sidmouth Road
    Exeter EX2 7AP
    Tel: 01392 872200
    Fax: 01392 266839
  • Area Child Protection Committee and Local Safeguarding Children Board
    Devon Safeguarding Children’s Board and Administration Team
    Follaton House
    Plymouth Road
    TQ9 5RS
    Email: cpchecks@devon.gcsx.gov.uk
    Tel: 01392 386067
  • Head of Environmental Health and Equalities
    (Nuisance, Public Health and Health and Safety)
    East Devon District Council
    Environmental Health Service
    Council Offices
    Sidmouth EX10 8HL
    Tel: 01395 517467
    Website: www.eastdevon.gov.uk
  • Head of Planning and Countryside Services 
    East Devon District Council
    Council Offices
    EX10 8HL
    Tel: 01395 516551
  • HM Customs and Excise
    HM Revenue and Customs
    National Registration Unit
    Portcullis House
    G2 4PZ
    Tel: 0141 555 3633
    Email: nru.betting&gaming@hmrc.gis.gov.uk

Additional responsible authority contacts for vessels only –

  • Maritime and Coastguard Agency
    (For attention of Mr Tony Heslop)
    Plymouth Marine Office
    Western Region
    New Fish Market
    Fish Quay
    PL4 0LH
    Tel: (01752) 266 211

All applications must also be publicly advertised. Please refer to relevant guidance earlier in this document.