Applying takes around 15 minutes.
Before you start
Please read the TEN guidance notes and criteria for Temporary Event Notices so that you understand the rules and requirements.
You must apply at least 10 clear working days before your event - 'clear working days' does not include the day on which your Council receives your application or the day of the event.
You cannot send a notice if your event starts in 5 days or less.
If you apply for a TEN within 10 working days of your event, your application is known as a late TEN. The latest you can apply for a late TEN is 5 clear working days before the event (but not earlier than 9 clear working days).
If the police or Environmental Health object to a late TEN, the notice will not be valid and you cannot hold the event.
You will have to pay a fee of £21.00.
We are unable to refund any Temporary Event Notice fee, even if the notice is invalid, rejected or if the event does not go ahead for whatever reason.
You can only apply for a TEN as an individual, not as an organisation.
If you do not hold a personal licence, you can serve up to 2 late TENs per year. If you are a Personal Licence holder, the limit is 10. Late TENs count towards the total number of permitted TENs.
You will need:
- Your National Insurance number
- A credit or debit card
- Personal Licence holders will need their licence details
Notices may cover a period no more than 7 days in length from start to finish. For example a notice for an event starting on a Saturday must finish the following Friday. There must be a clear 24 hour period between two separate TENs.
In the event that you are unable to complete the online form please complete a form here and return it by email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will instruct you how to pay by telephone.
For 2022 and 2023, the number of temporary event notices that a premises user can give will increase from 15 to 20 per calendar year. The maximum number of days a temporary event may be held at a premises will increase from 21 to 26 days per calendar year.
A single premise can have up to 20 TENs applied for in one year, as long as the total length of the events is not more than 26 days, for events taking place in 2022 and 2023 only. You should apply for a Temporary Event Notice in the same way, this has not changed.