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Temporary Event Notice (TEN)

Temporary Event Notices are used to license one-off activities and events for the supply of alcohol, provision of regulated entertainment and late-night refreshment.

Events that would require a Temporary Event Notice include extending the drinking hours at a licensed premises, such as a pub; or selling alcohol at a premises that is not licensed such as having a temporary bar at a wedding reception in a marquee.

You must over 18 years old to submit a Temporary Event Notice.


Your event must have less than 500 people at all times, including staff and any performers, and must last no more than 168 consecutive hours (7 days).

You can use up to 5 Temporary Event Notices in a calendar year. If you hold a personal licence, you can use up to 50 Temporary Event Notices in a calendar year.

A single premises can use up to 15 Temporary Event Notices in one calendar year, or a total of 21 days; whichever limit is reached first.


To serve a Temporary Event Notice, please complete the form below:

Providing you give the required number of days’ notice and your Temporary Event Notice does not exceed any of the limits, it will be sent back to you with an acknowledgement.

Fees and Charges

It costs £21 to serve a Temporary Event Notice.

We do not issue refunds if a Temporary Event Notice is invalid, withdrawn or refused.

Current fees and charges can be found on our Fees and charges page.

Late Temporary Event Notices

A late Temporary Event Notice is one that is served up to 5 clear working days before the event, rather than the usual 10.

If you do not hold a personal licence, you can serve up to 2 late Temporary Event Notices per year. If you hold a personal licence, you can serve up to 10.

Late Temporary Event Notices count towards the total number of Temporary Event Notices a person can have.

If the police or Environmental Health object to a late Temporary Event Notice, it would not be valid.

Laws and regulation

The Licensing Act 2003 provides for Temporary Event Notices and late Temporary Event Notices to be used to license one-off activities and events.

Last reviewed: May 22, 2024 by Ian

Next review due: November 22, 2024

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