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 GN6 guidance helpful with this
- a copy of the club rules
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.
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
Start the journey
More info about the journey
You'll need a credit or debit card if paying online.
You'll need to complete a separate online application giving a declaration of your club status.
You'll need a plan of the premises.
You'll need a copy of your club rules.
You'll need to put up public notices at the premises and advertise a copy of the notice in a local newspaper.
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 have the complete application and all the information we need, we'll accept it and there will then be 28 days (from the day after we accept the application) when anyone can make a representation.
If no representations are received your application will be granted and we'll send you your club premises certificate in the post.
If representations are received then a hearing must be heard before members of the licensing sub committee unless all parties agree this isn't necessary.
After the hearing we'll write to you with the decision.
What you can do if you haven't heard from us
If at least 35 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.
Timescales for processing an application don't 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.
If an application for a new club premises certificate is refused you can appeal. You can also appeal any decision to:
- impose conditions on the certificate
- exclude from the scope of the certificate any of the qualifying club activities to which the application relates
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 declaration of your club status (this is at the start of the application form)
- a cheque for the fee
- a plan of the premises
- a copy of your club rules
If you are completing a paper version a full copy must also be sent to each of the other responsible authorities. If you apply online then we'll do this for you.
You'll need to display public notices at the premises and in the newspaper. Find out more in our guidance on display of notices.
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.