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Interim Authority Notice

If a premises licence lapses, you can submit a notice to have it reinstated for up to three months, if this was due to:

  • insolvency,
  • the death of the licence holder, or
  • because the licence holder become mentally incapacitated.

This should provide sufficient time for someone else to apply to become the new licence holder.

The notice may be given by one of the following

  • a personal representative of the former licence holder, in cases where that individual has died,
  • a person acting for the former licence-holder under a registered power of attorney, in cases where the former licence holder lacks the capacity to continue to hold the licence;
  • by an insolvency practitioner, in cases where the former licence holder has become insolvent; or
  • by the freeholder or leaseholder of the premises concerned, in any of the above situations.

and must be given within 28 days from the lapse of the licence. The fee is £23.

You can complete an Interim Authority Notice and submit this through our Online Application Portal.

Alternatively, you can email the completed notice to and We will then contact you by telephone to collect payment. Please note that the application is not complete until payment has been taken. 

If you do not have access to email, you can post your notice with the fee Licensing Team, Vale of White Horse District Council at the below address. A copy of the notice must also be sent to Licensing Officer, Thames Valley Police, Headquarters (South), Kidlington, OX5 2NX. They will have two working days to consider the notice. Objections may be made by the Police on crime prevention grounds.

An application to transfer the premises licence must be made while the Interim Authority Notice remains valid or the licence will lapse. 

For details on how we use data relating to licence holders and applicants, please see our privacy notice for licence holders and applicants.

Contact us - Licensing

01235 422556
(Text phone users add 18001 before dialing)

Vale of White Horse District Council
Abbey House
Abbey Close
OX14 3JE