Interim authority notice

If a premises licence lapses due to the death, incapacity or insolvency of the licence holder, someone with an interest in the premises, or someone connected to the person who previously held the licence, can submit an Interim Authority Notice (IAN).

An IAN must be submitted within 28 days of the date the licence lapsed. The licence is then reinstated and the person who submitted the notice is then the holder of the licence.

An IAN remains in force for three months. During this period, an application to transfer the licence can be made.

How do I apply for an interim authority notice?

You can apply for an interim authority notice online.

Apply for an interim authority notice online (external website)

How much does it cost?

It costs £23 to apply for an interim authority notice.

How can I pay?

Payment can be made by card over the phone to customer services (01824 706000) or you can pay by BACS. Payment by cheque or cash is only available at one of Denbighshire’s One Stop Shops.

Payment by BACS

Our BACS details are:

  • Bank: Natwest, 5 Queen Street, Rhyl, LL18 1RS
  • Sort code: 54 41 06
  • Account number: 22837469
  • Account name: Denbighshire County Council County Fund

Please ensure that you include a reference when you are making payment i.e. name/premises/licence number (if known) together with the cost code. Once payment has been made, please send a copy of the remittance to

More information

We recommend you read through our Statement of Licensing policy.

Statement of licensing policy (PDF, 796KB)