Please read our information about premises licences before you apply.

How to apply

You can apply for a premises licence online.

You'll need to include:

  • your details
  • details of 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 licence as conditions and you may find our Pool of Conditions - GN6 guidance helpful with this
  • if you are applying to sell alcohol you'll need to name a designated premises supervisor (DPS) - the DPS must give their consent as they will be responsible for alcohol sales at the premises.  The DPS can give their consent online and we will need to receive this at the same time as your application.
  • copies of documents demonstrating a right to work in the UK for every individual applicant and every applicant applying as part of a partnership.  You can scan these in and attach them with your application.  


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.


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 premises licence application and administer any premises licence 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