An interim authority notice prevents a premises licence from lapsing if the existing licence holder's authority is unexpectedly terminated due to unforeseen circumstances.

You can submit an interim authority notice if you are the owner of, or an employee of, a licensed premises where the currently named premises licence holder:

  • has died suddenly
  • has become insolvent
  • is judged mentally incapable

The interim authority notice prevents an existing premises licence from lapsing, and effectively reinstates an existing premises licence.

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

The forms to make an application for an interim authority notice are only available from the GOV.UK website which gives guidance on the application procedure including  payment of application fees.

You can complete the whole application process online from the GOV.UK website, see the following link to application forms and guidance...


  • Applications must be submitted within 28 days from the day after the licence lapsed
  • There is an application fee of £23.00 payable when the application is submitted

Once we receive your application we will:

  • Acknowledge it within three working days
  • Contact you to confirm whether we have transferred the licence

The advantages of online applications

If you complete the whole application process online from the GOV.UK website. This will include:

  • submission of your application form
  • payment of application fees

Postal applications

If you prefer to submit a postal application you can send your completed application form, along with the additional information needed to:

Licensing Authority
Basildon Council
The Basildon Centre
St. Martin's Square
Basildon, Essex
SS14 1DL