Please read our information about temporary event notices before you apply.
How to apply
You can serve your temporary event notice online.
You'll need to give:
- your details
- the address of the premises or if it has no address a detailed description including the ordnance survey references
- the licensable activities you want to provide at the event and the date and times when you'll be providing them
- a maximum number of people that will be at the event
Please read our frequently asked questions about temporary event notices before you fill in the form as this will help you avoid common mistakes that may result in your notice being rejected.
You'll be charged a fee. Please make sure you are aware of how much this will cost.
Start the journey
More info about the journey
You'll need a credit or debit card.
When we receive your notice we'll check it to make sure it's been completed correctly. We'll telephone you if there is anything else we need.
We'll then send a copy of your notice to the police and the environmental health service.
We can’t refuse a notice unless the police or environmental health object to it. They must do this within three working days of receiving it and they can only object if they think your event could:
- lead to crime and disorder
- cause a public nuisance
- be a threat to public safety
- put children at risk of harm
If the police or environmental health serve an objection notice then the licensing sub committee will hold a meeting – called a ‘hearing’ – no later than 24 hours before the event.
At the hearing, the committee will either approve, add conditions or reject the notice.
Before a hearing takes place the police or the environmental service may negotiate with the notice giver to agree changes to the TEN. If all parties agree to the changes then the objection is considered to have been withdrawn and the event can go ahead on the terms of the changed TEN.
Where an objection notice is received for a late TEN the law requires us to issue a counter notice. The law does not permit a hearing or for the notice to be changed in the case of a late TEN. This means that if an objection is received the event will not be authorised.
We can also issue a counter notice if the number of permitted TENs has been exceeded.
What you can do if you haven't heard from us
If after three working days the police or environmental health haven't objected to your notice then the event will then be able to go ahead as planned.
Please contact us if you don't receive a copy of your notice in the post as you'll need to display this at the event.
Timescales for processing an application do not start until all the necessary information has been received in full.
What you can do if your application is unsuccessful
Please contact us in the first instance:
The Licensing Manager, East Devon District Council, Knowle, Sidmouth, EX10 8HL
Tel: 01395 517410
If we issue a counter notice in relation to a temporary event notice you can appeal our decision.
All appeals must be made to a magistrates court within 21 days of notice of the decision:
North and East Devon Magistrates Court, Southernhay Gardens, Exeter, EX1 1UH
Tel: 01392 415300
You can fill in a paper version of the form and send it to us in the post or bring it into our office.
You will need to fill in the temporary event notice form and send this to us with:
- a cheque for the fee
If you are completing a paper version a full copy of the notice must also be sent to:
Devon and Cornwall Police
Licensing Department (East)
Devon and Cornwall Police HQ
Environmental Health Service
East Devon District Council
Please read environmental health's guidance and advice for applicants for temporary event notices before completing your notice.
If you apply online we'll do this for you.
If you want to come in to our offices and speak to a licensing officer then please telephone first to make sure that someone is available.