Please read our information about sex establishment licences and our sex establishment licensing policy before you apply. 

How to apply

If you hold a sex establishment licence this will need to be renewed each year. 

To make sure the licence continues to have effect during the renewal process, please make sure you have applied to renew your licence at least two months before the expiry date.

You'll need to fill in a paper version of the application form and send it to us in the post or bring it into our office. 

A full copy of the application must also be sent to:

Devon and Cornwall Police Licensing Department (East) Devon and Cornwall Police HQ Middlemoor EXETER EX2 7HQ 

Notices

You must put up public notices at the premises giving details of the application.  

A copy of that notice must also be advertised in a local newspaper.

More information and a template to follow are in our guidance for the display of notices for sex establishments.

Payments

You'll be charged a fee for this application.  Please make sure you are aware of how much this will cost.