Please read our information about club premises certificates before you apply.

How to apply

You can apply for a club premises certificate online.

You'll need to let us know:

  • your club premises details and the name and address of the club secretary
  • the licensable activities you want to provide at the premises and the times when you would like to be able to provide them
  • your opening hours
  • a detailed plan of the premises - you can find out more about this in our guidance for plans
  • the steps that you will take to promote the four licensing objectives - these will be attached to your certificate as conditions and you may find our Pool of Conditions - GN6 guidance helpful with this
  • a copy of the club rules

Club declaration

You also need to give us a declaration of your qualifying club status.  

You will need to complete this declaration of club status online at the same time as your application for a club premises certificate.


You must put up public notices at the premises with 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.


You'll be charged a fee that's based on the rateable value of the premises.  Please make sure you are aware of how much this will cost.

Data Protection

Any personal information which you provide will be held and used by East Devon District Council for the purpose of the licensing service to process your application for a club premises premises certificate and administer any club premises certificate which is granted.  Your information may also be shared within East Devon District Council for the purposes of carrying out our lawful functions.  Otherwise your personal information will not be disclosed to anybody outside East Devon District Council without your permission, unless there is a lawful reason to do so, for example disclosure is necessary for crime prevention or detection purposes.  Your information will be held securely and will not be retained for any longer than is necessary.  There are a number of rights available to you in relation to our use of your personal information, depending on the reason for processing.  Further detail about our use of your personal information can be found in the relevant privacy notice