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Apply for a Temporary Event Notice

Apply for this licence if you are hosting a one-off event selling alcohol or providing entertainment on a temporary basis. Please read the restrictions and guidance notes before completing the form. When submitting this form, any personal information you give to us is covered by the Licensing Privacy Notice.

How to apply:

Option 1 - Please complete the online form and this will automatically send a copy of your form to the Police; Licensing and Environmental Health; and redirect you to our online payments system.

Restrictions on Temporary Event Notices (TENs)

  • TENs require a notice period of 10 working days. This notice period (and other periods of days which apply to other requirements in relation to TENs) exclude the day the notice is received and the first day of the event.
  • Late TENs (accepted in exceptional circumstances only) require five clear working days notice.
  • A TEN can only be used for up to 499 people. Any more requires a full Premises Licence.
  • Non Personal Licence holders may only submit five TENs each calendar year (of these, not more than two can be late TENs)
  • Personal Licence holders are limited to 50 TENs per year (of these, not more than 10 can be late TENs)
  • If an associate (for example, spouse or employee) applies these are included in the limits for the applicant also.
  • A TEN can licence activities for up to 168 continuous hours.
  • There must be at least 24 hours between any two TENs.
  • The premises are limited to 15 TENs, over no more than 21 days, per calendar year (also, where an event spans midnight, it will count as covering two days)
  • The Police and Environmental Health can object and require modifications of your notice.

Option 2 - Complete the application form on the government website via external link below and send one copy each to Licensing at; Environmental Health at; and Leicestershire Police at

We can accept these by email using the links above or accept hard copies by post, provided they arrive in time and the fee is paid.

The postal address for Leicestershire Police is: The Chief Officer of Police, The Licensing Section, Mansfield House, 74 Belgrave Gate, Leicester LE1 3GG


There is a fee of £21 which can be paid using our online payment system (please reference your notice when making payment); by telephone conversation with a Customer Service Advisor; or by cheque payable to Melton Borough Council. Please note: your notice is not considered complete until the fee has been paid, so you must allow enough time. If you are not sure whether a payment went through please contact licensing for help.

Last updated 12 November 2021
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