Please read our information about permits for gaming machines before you apply.
How to apply
If your premises is licensed to sell alcohol and has a bar that is used wholly or mainly for the sale or consumption of alcohol then you can apply for a permit to allow you to have more than two gaming machines.
If you only want one or two machines you can give us a notification instead.
You'll need to fill in an application form and send this to us.
We'll need to know:
- how many gaming machines you want and whether they are category C or D machines
- your details (as premises licence holder)
- details about the premises
- a detailed plan of the premises - you can find out more about this in our guidance for plans
You can find out about restrictions on gaming machines in alcohol licensed premises in our guide to applying for Gambling Act licences.
You'll be charged a fee for this application. Please make sure you are aware of how much this will cost.
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More info about the journey
You will need a chequebook or to telephone us with your credit or debit card details.
You'll need a plan of the premises.
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.
If your application is granted we'll send you your permit in the post.
If we have concerns about your application we'll telephone you to discuss this and then write to you with our 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 do not start until all the necessary information has been received in full
Length of permit
The length of the permit is indefinite as long as the premises licence issued under the Licensing Act 2003 is in place.
You'll need to pay an annual fee within 30 days of the permit taking effect and then each year on the anniversary of the permit.
What you can do if your application is unsuccessful
Please contact us in the first instance:
The Licensing Manager, East Devon District Council, Knowle, Sidmouth, EX10 8HL
Tel: 01395 517410
If an application for a permit is refused you can appeal.
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 deliver your application to our offices.
If you would like to come into the office and speak to us about your application then please telephone to make an appointment.