Responsible authorities

Both the Licensing Act 2003 and the Gambling Act 2005 state that a notice outlining brief details of your application must be sent to a number of responsible authorities.

We will arrange for this be done electronically on your behalf.

However, if your application has a plan of the premises attached which is larger than A3, you should send three copies of this document to us.

The responsible authorities we will send this notice to are:

Licensing and gambling

  • The Chief Officer of Police for the area in which the premises are situated
  • The Fire Authority for the area in which the premises are situated
  • The Local Planning Authority for the area in which the premises are situated
  • The body recognised as being responsible for Protection of Children from Harm for the area in which the premises are situated
  • The Health and Safety Authority for the area in which the premises are situated
  • The relevant Licensing Authority
  • The Environmental Health Authority for the area in which the premises are situated

Licensing only

  • Inspectors of Weights and Measures
  • The Director of Public Health
  • In respect of vessels only the British Waterways Board
  • Home Office Immigration Enforcement (on behalf of the Secretary of State).

Gambling only

  • The Commision
  • Her Majesty's Commissioners of Customs and Excise
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