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Guide A guide to applying for Gambling Act licences

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6. Section F - responsible authorities

Consultation with relevant authorities for premises licence applications (except fast track)

All applications require the applicant to formally consult with ‘responsible authorities’ (specified below). This means that a notice must be served on each of them within seven days of the application being is submitted to us as the licensing authority. The applicant must do this and prove that this has occurred.

You must send a copy of your application to us.  You can find our contact details on this page.

The Gambling Act 2005 also requires notices to be sent to the following responsible authorities for all new and variation applications:

Contact details of responsible authorities

  • The Gambling Commission
    Victoria Square House
    Victoria Square
    Birmingham
    B2 4BP
    Email: info@gamblingcommission.gov.uk
    Website: www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk
  • Licensing Department
    Devon and Cornwall Constabulary
    Launceston Police Station
    Moorland Road
    LAUNCESTON PL15 7HY
    Non-urgent calls:  01566 770500
    Email: licensing.team@devonandcornwall.pnn.police.uk
    Website: www.devon-cornwall.police.uk
  • Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service
    Central Command (East)
    Middlemoor Fire Station
    Sidmouth Road
    Exeter EX2 7AP
    Website: www.dsfire.gov.uk
    Tel: 01392 872200
    Fax: 01392 266839
  • Area Child Protection Committee and Local Safeguarding Children Board
    Devon Safeguarding Children’s Board and Administration Team
    Follaton House
    Plymouth Road
    Totnes
    TQ9 5RS
    Email: cpchecks@devon.gov.uk
    Website: devon.gov.uk/educationandfamilies/child-protection
    Tel: 01392 386067
  • Head of Environmental Health and Equalities
    (Nuisance, Public Health and Health and Safety)
    East Devon District Council
    Environmental Health Service
    Council Offices
    Blackdown House
    Border Road
    Heathpark Industrial Estate
    Honiton EX14 1EJ
    Tel: 01395 517467
    Email: environmentalhealth@eastdevon.gov.uk
    Website: eastdevon.gov.uk
  • Head of Planning and Countryside Services 
    East Devon District Council
    Council Offices
    Blackdown House
    Border Road
    Heathpark Industrial Estate
    Honiton EX14 1EJ
    Website: eastdevon.gov.uk
    Tel: 01395 516551
  • HM Customs and Excise
    HM Revenue and Customs
    Excise Processing Teams
    HM Revenue & Customs
    BX9 1GL
    Tel: 0300 322 7072 - Option 7
    Email: NRUBetting&Gaming@hmrc.gsi.gov.uk

Additional responsible authority contacts for vessels only

All applications must also be publicly advertised. Please refer to relevant guidance earlier in this document.