Temporary Event Notice

If you want to hold an event you must give us a Temporary Event Notice (TEN).

What is a Temporary Event Notice?

The Temporary Event Notice (TEN) can cover the sale of alcohol, regulated entertainment and/or late night refreshment.

You can either apply for a standard TEN or a late TEN depending on when the event is to be held.

Eligibility criteria

You must submit a standard TEN at least 10 clear working days before the day of the event, or five clear working days for a late TEN.

Please note: 10 full working days does not include either the day the notice is given, or the day of the event.

A working day is any day other than a Saturday, a Sunday, Christmas Day, Good Friday or a day which is a bank holiday.

Who can apply

A TEN may only be given by an individual and not by an organisation, club or business. The individual giving the notice is the proposed premises user.

For businesses, clubs or organisations, one individual will need to be identified as the proposed premises user.

You must be at least 18 years old and you can give a maximum of five standard TENs per calendar year. If you are a Personal Licence Holder, you can give a maximum of 50 TENs per calendar year.

You can submit two late TENs per year. Personal Licence Holders can submit 10.

A late TEN counts towards the overall total number of TENs you can give in a year.

Submit a Temporary Event Notice

Submit a Temporary Event Notice application

Alternatively, you can download and fill in this Temporary Event Notice applications (opens in new window).

Once you have completed the application form, please proceed to payment. Licence fees and charges (opens in a new window)

We will acknowledge receipt of your fee and return to you a countersigned copy of your form. Nottinghamshire Police and our Environmental Health team have three days to make objections.

If there is an objection to a standard TEN there will be a hearing. If the objection is to a late TEN then the event cannot go ahead.

Limitations of a Temporary Event Notice

  • There must be no more than 499 people including performers
  • The maximum length of time a TEN has effect is 168 hours (seven days)
  • The number of times a TEN may be given for any particular premises is 15 in a calendar year
  • The number of aggregate days that can be covered by a TEN at any particular premises is 21 in a calendar year


If counter notice is given, you can appeal to the local magistrates' court within 21 days.

If no counter notice is issued, the chief police officer can appeal the decision at the local magistrates' court within 21 days.

Appeals may not be brought later than five working days from the day of the planned event.

Public register

We hold a public register containing details of all temporary event notices, which can be viewed by contacting us.