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A premises licence is required to authorise the use of a premises for licensable activities. This includes the retail sale of alcohol, the provision of regulated entertainment and the provision of hot food or hot drink between 11pm and 5am.

Further information

Before applying, please read the guidance on GOV.UK as it contains important information on the application process, including advertising requirements and plans.

If you are a 'community premises' such as a church hall, village hall or similar and wish to 'dis-apply' the need for a designated premises supervisor please see our premises licence - alternative mandatory condition for community premises page.

For more information on what is licensable please see the information on the website.


Premises Licence and Club Premises Certificate Fees and Charges 2024/25

The Non-Domestic Rateable Value of a premises can be checked using the Valuation Office Agency website: Valuation Office Agency Business Rates

Please note that Mid Devon District Council no longer accept payment via cheque.


Please be aware that you will also need to complete the consent of an individual to being specified as Premises Supervisor form and submit it with your application. If applying online you can email this additional form to

Apply online

To apply online, please download and complete:

New premises licence application form(PDF)
New premises licence application form(DOCX)
New premises licence application form(ODT)

These files may not be suitable for users of assistive technology.

If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format or to request the form in the post, please email or contact us on 01884 255255.

Please return via email to After submission of your completed form, we'll contact you to confirm receipt and arrange payment with you directly.

If the application is submitted online we will forward it to all Responsible Authorities.

Apply by post

If you submit the forms hard copy you will have to post copies to all Responsible Authorities.

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