A Temporary Event Notice (TEN) allows you to carry out one or more licensable activities at your premises for up to 168 hours. TENs can be used to authorise small-scale events involving no more than 499 people at any one time, subject to certain restrictions.
A TEN can be used:
If the notice meets the criteria laid down in Licensing Act, the event will go ahead unless a counter notice is served. A TEN can be used for events that include:
There are some limitations on events held under a TEN
If these criteria are not met, you’ll need a full Premises Licence.
Where premises are available for hire to organisations/individuals for their own events, premises owners/operators must be aware that TENs they submit will be counted under the limits set down in the Act. We recommend that a booking agreement is used to make sure that all TENs made for events held on a premises are made with the agreement of the premises owner.
A TEN is treated as being from the same premises user even if it is given by an associate. An ‘associate’ could be a spouse, child, parent, grandchild, grandparent, brother or sister or their spouses, or agent or employee or an agent or employee’s spouse.
It is important that you make sure that any licensed activities are carried out as described in the notice you give us. The notice must be in the right format and must be made by someone over 18 years of age.
You can use the application form on this page to give us notice, or you can tell us:
You will be able assume that your application has been granted if you have not heard from us within 9 calendar days of sending your request.
Apply online using the link below. The link take you to another government website.
You can also get an application form from us using the contact details on this page. Please complete the form and return it with the fee to the area licensing office.
You will be charged a fee for this licence.
If you’re unhappy about any of our decisions, please contact us to discuss it.
If we issue a counter notice, you may appeal against the decision. Appeals must be made to the local Magistrates' court within 21 days. An appeal must be brought at least five working days before the day of the planned event.
If we receive an objection and decide not to issue a counter notice, the chief police officer can appeal the decision. Appeals must be made to the local Magistrates' court within 21 days. An appeal must be brought at least five working days before the day of the planned event.
If you have a complaint about a business using TENs please contact your local office using the details on this page.