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Temporary event notices

When do you need a temporary event notice?

You will need to submit a temporary event notice (TEN) if you are organising a small one-off event in which you want to:

You also need a TEN if you wish to:

  • start a temporary dine-in restaurant selling hot food between the hours 11pm and 5am, with or without selling alcohol
  • extend your opening hours for a special occasion such as the World Cup

When you need to apply

You must apply online at least 10 working days before the event. The 10 working days do not include the day of submission or the day of the event. This is subject to the following restrictions:

  • the premises user must be an individual aged 18 or older.
  • notices cannot be accepted from companies or organisations.
  • the TEN must not exceed 168 hours (7 days)

The number of people attending must not exceed 499 (including event staff, organisers, stewards and performers). Read about regulated entertainment exemptions.

Read our guidance notes before submitting your notice.

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There's a limit to how many temporary event notices you can apply for. This depends on what license you or your business hold.

Late temporary event notice

You may submit a late TEN in exceptional circumstances and for reasons which are outside of the premises user's control.

Late TENs can be submitted up to 5 working days (but no earlier than 9 working days) before the event is scheduled to take place. 5 working days does not include the day of submission or the day of the event.

You can use the same form to apply for a late temporary notice. You need to say it is a late TEN on the form.

If any representations are made by relevant people, a late TEN will be refused.

How to apply

  1. Download and save the application form

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  2. Fill in the application form

    You can fill in your application form online. To edit the form you'll need a recent version of Adobe Reader

    Open the form using Adobe Reader instead of your web browser.

    You can edit it in your own time and save it to your device. When you’re ready, you can continue to the online submission (step 3).

    Alternatively, you can print the form and fill it in. Then you’ll need to scan it and save it to your device so you can attach it to your application.​​​​

  3. Send us your documents and make a payment

    Make sure you’ve saved your application form to your device before you start your application.


    A temporary event notice costs £21.00

    You should have your debit or credit card ready as we will take your payment as part of the online application process.

What happens next

You will hear from us within 24 hours. If you don't hear anything within 3 days you can go ahead with the event.

You will be told if there are objections from the relevant people. You will be invited to a committee meeting via email if you applied online. If you applied via a paper copy, you will receive a letter in the post. This will take longer so leave enough time when applying. A decision will be made at the committee meeting.