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Apply for a Temporary Event Notice

If you’re going to run an event which will be:

  • attended by 500 people or more, last more than 7 days or where there is less than 24 hours between events, you’ll need a premises licence
  • attended by less than 500 people, last up to 7 days and where there is at least 24 hours between events, you’ll need a temporary event notice

If you don’t have the appropriate permission when you need it, you could be sent to prison.

You’ll need to be 18 or older to apply for a premises licence or a temporary event notice.

You'll need to pay £21 for a temporary event notice.

Temporary event notices

There are two types of temporary event notice - standard and late. You’ll be applying for a:

  • standard temporary event notice if you apply online or by email, no later than 10 working days before the event starts
  • late temporary event notice if you apply within 9 working days and no later than 5 working days before the event starts

Limitations

If you:

  • have a personal licence, you can apply for up to 50 standard and up to 10 late temporary event notices within a year
  • don’t have a personal licence, you can apply for up to 5 standard and up to 2 late temporary event notices within a year

Applying

Visit GOV.UK to apply for a temporary event notice.

What happens next

Once we’ve received your application, we'll consult with the police and environmental health. If there are no objections then the notice will be approved.

If we need additional information, we will contact you.

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