Temporary event notice
If you’re organising a temporary event and want to serve or sell alcohol, provide late night refreshment, or put on regulated entertainment, you’ll need to complete a temporary event notice (TEN).
For the purpose of a TEN, a temporary event is a relatively small-scale event attracting fewer than 500 people and lasting no more than 168 hours.
When you need a TEN
You need a TEN if:
- alcohol is sold at your event
- entertainment continues after 11pm
- food and drink are served after 11pm
Find out more about TENs including refusals and how to appeal a refusal.
Before you start
We will inform the Police and Environmental Health Department when we receive your notice.
Current issue with payments online
There is currently an issue with payments for the North Dorset and Weymouth & Portland area. You can still submit the application online but please phone 01305 838028 to make the payment. TENs applications without the fee being paid will not be accepted so please phone us during office hours to pay. We apologise for any inconvieience this has caused, we are working on a fix.
Tacit consent applies to TENs. Tacit consent applies to some licences and means that you can act as if your application has been granted if you do not receive your licence/permit within a certain time after we confirm we have received your application.
How many TENs you can apply for
You can apply for up to 5 temporary event notices per year without the need for a personal licence. There must be at least 24 hours between events.
Personal licence holders can apply for up to 50 temporary event notices per year for events at premises with no licence or for premises with a licence, where the licence does not cover planned activities.
No premises will be granted more than 15 temporary event notices per year or for a total of more than 21 days per year.
Temporary event notice fees
TEN licence fees
|Application or notice||Fee|
|Temporary event notice
|Replacement of a temporary event notice (due to theft or loss)