You can submit an interim authority notice if you are the owner or employee at a licensed premises and the licence holder:

  • dies suddenly
  • becomes insolvent
  • is mentally incapable

The interim authority notice prevents the licence from lapsing, and reinstates the licence.

If you submit the interim authority notice, you will become the licence holder.


To submit an interim authority notice, you will need to:

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What happens next

Once we receive your application, we will:

  • acknowledge it within three working days
  • contact you to confirm whether we have transferred the licence

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