Apply for a Temporary Event Notice (TEN)

What is it?

You will need to apply for a permitted Temporary Event Notice (TEN) if:

  •  You wish to lawfully carry out licensable activities at premises which do not have a premises licence or club premises certificate; or
  • The activity or the times at which it is to be carried out are not specified on an existing premises licence or club premises certificate.

Licensable activities (subject to certain exceptions) are:

  • The sale and supply of alcohol.
  • Regulated entertainment (i.e. music, singing or dancing).
  • Provision of late night refreshment.

The guidance notes provide further information about TENs including the licensable activities, application process and fee, limitations of use and who can object to a TEN. We advise you to consider this guidance before making the application.

Apply online

Apply online for a Temporary Event Notice 

Apply by post

Send two copies of the form to the Licensing Unit with a cheque for £21 made payable to Liverpool City Council.

We must receive these copies at least 10 clear working days before the event is to take place in order for us to issue a Standard TEN. If we do not receive the copies within the 10 day deadline, we can accept them up to five clear working days before the event, but no later. This will  be classed as a Late TEN.

Please note: In addition, one copy must be sent to Merseyside Police Licensing Unit, Walton Lane Police Station, Walton Lane, L4 8RR and another to the Environmental Protection Unit, Cunard Buildings, Water Street, Liverpool, L3 1AH.

Will tacit consent apply?

 Yes. This means that you will be able to act as though your notice is granted if you have not heard from us after 10 working days.