Temporary event notices (TENs) are required when events are taking place in a venue that ordinarily isn’t licensed. The events must take place within a specific time period of less than 168 hours or 7 days. The maximum number of people attending an event at any one time is 499. Further information is available in the guidance to applicants document.

Personal licence holders will be able to hold up to 50 temporary events per year.

Non-personal licence holders may apply for a maximum of 5 events per year.

The number of times a temporary event notice may be given in respect of any particular premises is 15 times a year.

The maximum number of days a premise can be used for temporary events per year is 21 days.

Temporary event notices must be served on the relevant licensing authority giving a minimum of 10 clear working days notice. Please note that the 10 working days notice does not include the day the notice was received or the day of the event.

A copy of the application must also be served on Staffordshire Police and environmental health, giving the minimum required notice. The relevant contact details can be found in the guidance document. Please note that if the Application is served via .GOV or the Licensing email address then we will serve on the Police and Environmental Health on your behalf as this is treated as an On Line Application.

Please note the as of 1 January 2022 the Government have increased the number of TEN's permitted in a calendar year for 2022 and 2023 

How much does it cost?

For further information, please see our licensing fees page

Apply for temporary events notice

You can apply for temporary events notices using the following means:

Online form

Apply online using the online application for a temporary event notice

Paper Form

Apply by downloading an application for a temporary event notice and post it to Licensing Team, East Staffordshire Borough Council, The Town Hall, King Edward Place, Burton upon Trent, DE14 2EB.

Please note the form has been updated on the 1st January 2022 to reflect a change in the number of TENs permitted in a calendar year for 2022 and 2023 this is highlighted in red on page 7.