If you wish to hold an ad hoc event in England or Wales, you must give a temporary event notice (TEN) to your local licensing authority no later than ten working days before the event. This does not include the day the notice is submitted or the date of the event.
If the premises where the event is to be held is in areas governed by two or more local authorities, applications must be made to each.
Unless you submit an electronic application you must also give a copy of the notice to both the Police and to Environmental Health at the Council no later than ten working days before the event.
You must be 18 years or older to give a TEN and can give a maximum of five TENs per year. If you are a personal licence holder, you can give a maximum of 50 TENs per year.
Your event must involve no more than 499 people at any one time and last no more than 168 hours with a minimum of 24 hours between events.
If 10 working days notice cannot be given you may be able to submit a Late TEN.
An activity that can be licensed must be carried out as detailed in the required notice.
The notice must be in a prescribed statutory format and must be made by someone over 18 years of age.
The notice should contain:
- if alcohol is to be supplied, a statement confirming that it is a condition of using the premises that the supplies are made under the notice giver's authority
- a statement relating to certain matters
- any other required information
The matters referred to above are:
details of the licensable activities
the event period
the times when during that period the activities will take place
the maximum number of people proposed to be allowed on the premises
any other required matters
Apply online for a temporary event notice below:
You can also download a copy of the temporary event notice and complete it (PDF).
The facility also exists for you to apply online using the UK National Portal.
Pay for your licence
Temporary event notice licence: £21
Summary of the eligibility criteria for this licence: