What a temporary event notice is, how to apply for a notice, who regulates and enforces event notices and what happens if you do not apply.
If you would like to know whether an event has been covered by a temporary event notice, you can view our public registerwhere all temporary event notices received within the last 30 days are shown.
A temporary event notice, allows for licensable activities to be undertaken on a short-term basis, for a maximum of 168 hours (7 days) for any one event.
A temporary event notice may be used to cover outside functions, extensions to licensed hours for licensed premises, charity events and weddings, etc.
A minimum of 10 working days prior to an event, you must give a copy of a temporary event notice to the licensing authority with the required fee of £21.
Important: 10 working days notice does not include bank holidays or weekends, do not count the day you serve the application or the day that the event starts as part of the 10 working days.
Also, you must give one copy to the police licensing team and the east riding of Yorkshire councils environmental control team. The below online application serves all 3 copies for you.
Apply for a standard temporary event notice online
Alternatively, you can apply using the hard copy form below, and a copy must be posted to the Licensing Authority, Humberside Police and Environmental Control Team.
Temporary event notice application (word 71kb opens in new window)
You are able to submit a limited number of late temporary event notices each calendar year.
A late temporary event notice is one served 5 - 9 days working days before the event.
Important: 5 working days notice does not include the day the notice is given or the day of the event. Working days notice does not include bank holidays or weekends.
A personal licence holder is limited to 10 late temporary event notices each calendar year and a non-personal licence holder is limited to 2 late temporary event notices each year.
Any temporary event notice submitted with less than 5 working days notice before the event will be rejected by the licensing authority and a counter-notice served on you.
If you proceeded with an event after a counter-notice had been issued by the licensing authority this would be an offence under Section 136 of The Licensing Act 2003.
Apply online for a Late Temporary Event Notice
or apply by hard copy using the below document
Temporary Event Notice Application (word 71kb opens in new window)
Your notice will be processed within 24 hours of being received by the licensing authority, the automated email response you get is your temporary event notice acknowledgement and you should keep a copy of your acknowledgment and form on site during the event.
Please note: a temporary event notice cannot be changed once acknowledged by the licensing authority.
You can cancel a temporary event notice up to 24 hours before the event is going to take place, this event will then not count towards your yearly allowance of temporary event notices. However, your application fee cannot be refunded.
Your notice will be processed within 24 hours of being received by the Licensing Authority and you will receive a signed copy of your temporary event notice by email (if an email address is provided) or via post, if no email address is provided.
Temporary event notices are subject to the restrictions below:
If any of the limitations are exceeded the application will be rejected. If the applicant still wants to go ahead with the event you will be required to apply for a premises licence or club premises certificate.
Humberside police and East Riding of Yorkshire councils environmental control team as responsible authorities can object to your temporary event notice if they believe that your event would undermine any of the 4 licensing objectives as follows:
Once you submitted your temporary event notice, both responsible authorities have a maximum of 3 working days to submit an objection to the licensing authority.
On a standard temporary event notice if an objection is received then the licensing authority will arrange a committee hearing to determine your notice.
At this time the committee could opt to acknowledge the temporary event notice, add conditions to the temporary event or reject the temporary event notice.
On a late temporary event notice, if an objection is received the temporary event notice will be rejected and a counter notice served and your event will not be authorised.
The licensing authority will monitor and track the number of temporary event notices issued to ensure not limits are exceeded.
If a temporary event notice is going to or may cause a noise nuisance, this may be able to be dealt by the Environmental Health Team.
If you were to proceed with an event that included a licensable activity without the correct permission in place, the event would be unlicensed and therefore an offence under section 136 of The Licensing Act 2003, and on summary of conviction this offence holds an unlimited fine and/or six months imprisonment.