Please read our information about occasional use notices before you apply.

How to apply

If you want to allow betting on a track for up to eight days a calendar year you can apply for an occasional use notice.

You'll need to fill in a paper version of the occasional use notice form and send it to us in the post or bring it into our office. Paper applications can be requested by emailing the team at As well as sending us a copy you'll also need to send one copy to the police

We'll need to know:

  • your details
  • information about the premises
  • the nature, dates and times of the event
  • if there have been any previous occasional use notices at the premises


Those taking bets must hold an Operating Licence issued by the Gambling Commission. 

An occasional use notice can only be used for a maximum of eight days or less in any one calendar year in one location.


There is no fee for an occasional use notice.

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 occasional use notice and administer any notice received.  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.