Please read our information about minor variations before you apply.

How to apply

If you want to apply for a minor variation to your premises licence then you can do this online.

You'll need to give:

  • an explanation of the variation
  • a detailed plan if you are changing the layout of the premises - you can find out more about this in our guidance for plans
  • details of any further steps you'll 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)

You don't need to serve a copy of your application on any other responsible authorities.  However, please be aware that we will consult with relevant responsible authorities if there is any doubt about the impact of the variation on the licensing objectives or, if we consider that a responsible authority may have an interest in the application.  This could include the Home Office (Immigration Enforcement).


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

More information and a template to follow are in our guide to the display of public notices for minor variations.


You'll be charged a fee for this application.  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 minor variation and administer any related premises licence.  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