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Gambling - temporary use notice

Apply for a temporary use notice

Apply for an occasional notice

Temporary use notices allow the use of premises for gambling where there is no premises licence, but where a gambling operator wishes to use the premises temporarily for providing facilities for gambling.

Apply for a temporary use notice

You must submit your pdf icon application for a temporary use notice [37kb] to us no less than three months and one day before the day the gambling event will begin, together with the relevant pdf icon fee [89kb].

In addition, a copy of the notice must also be sent within seven days to:

  • The Gambling Commission
  • The Chief Officer of Police
  • HM Revenues and Customs
  • Any other licensing authority in whose area the premises is situated

The same premises may not be the subject of a temporary use notice for more than 21 days in any 12 month period. However, the premises may be the subject of several notices provided that the total does not exceed 21 days.

Apply for an occasional use notice

pdf icon Occasional use notices [32kb] are used to permit licensed betting operators (with the appropriate permission from the Gambling Commission) to use tracks for short periods of betting at events which are temporary or infrequent.

The notices can only be used for eight days or less in a calendar year.

You can serve this kind of notice to us if you are the person responsible for the organisation of events on the track or an occupier of the track.

The notice should specify the day which it relates to. It must be served on the licensing authority and copied to the Chief Officer of Nottinghamshire Police.

No fee is payable.

Consecutive days can be specified on the notice but the overall limit of eight days per calendar year must not be exceeded.

If the criteria are met, there is then no need for a betting premises licence for the track and when the notice is served there is no opportunity for counter-notices or objections to be submitted.