Licence lapses

Where a licence lapses, in certain circumstances, interested parties may apply for an interim authority notice to take over the premises. This will reinstate the licence for a prescribed period. This can happen when the premises owner:

  • dies
  • become bankrupt
  • becomes mentally incapable

When to apply for the notice

You must do this within 28 days of the licence lapsing.


It costs £23.

Complete the application form

Download the interim authority notice (Doc, 158KB)

Submit your application form, supporting documents and fee

You'll need to submit your forms, supporting documents and a cheque to the Licensing team.

Licensing team

Telephone: 020 8760 5466


Croydon Council, Licensing Team
6th Floor, Zone A
Bernard Weatherill House
8 Mint Walk

For more information

Contact the licensing authority for more detail or visit the DCMS website.