2. Apply for a family entertainment centre gaming machine permit
Please read our information about permits and our Statement of Licensing policy under the Gambling Act 2005 before you apply.
How to apply
If you want to run a family entertainment centre or amusement arcade with unlimited category D gaming machines you'll need to apply for a permit.
You'll need to fill in an application form and send this to us.
You'll need to give:
- your details
- details of the premises
- a declaration that you occupy or propose to occupy the premises and are over 18
- a plan of the premises
We will consult with the chief officer of police. Applicants must demonstrate and satisfy us that you meet the conditions specified in the statement of principles in East Devon District Council’s Licensing Policy. The permit will last for ten years.
How to renew your permit
FEC gaming machine permits fall due for renewal every ten years. You must apply to renew your permit at least six months before it expires. You will need to fill in an application form and send this to us together with any supporting documents required.
You can find out about gaming machines in unlicensed family entertainment centres in our guidance on Gambling Act 2005.
You'll be charged a fee for this application. 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 family entertainment centre gaming machine permit and administer any family entertainment centre gaming machine permit 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.