9. Give a temporary use notice
You’ll need a temporary use notice (TUN) if you want to use a premises, temporarily, to provide facilities for gambling that are not licensed under a premises licence.
You can only use a temporary use notice to provide facilities for any form of equal chance gaming where the game is intended to produce a single winner, for example, poker tournaments.
Equal chance gaming is where:
- the participants are not involved in playing or staking against a bank, and
- the chances are equally favourable to all participants
How to apply
If you want to use a premises temporarily for equal chance gaming, you can fill in a paper version of the form and send it to us in the post or bring it into our office. Paper applications can be requested by emailing the team at firstname.lastname@example.org
We'll need to receive this at least three months and one day before the gambling event will take place
We'll need to know:
- the activity you want to carry out
- the premises details
- the date and times when you want the notice to have effect
- if you have had any other temporary use notices during the previous 12 months
- To be able to apply for a temporary use notice you will need hold a relevant operating licence issued by the gambling commission
- The same premises can only have a maximum of 21 days in total authorised by a temporary use notice in any 12 month period
You'll need to send a copy of the notice on:
- the Gambling Commission
- the police
- HM Customs and Excise
They'll need to receive this no later than six days after the date you gave it to us. You can find their contact details in our guide.
You'll be charged a fee for this application. Please make sure you are aware of how much this will cost.
Displaying your licence
You must display the temporary use notice at your premises where it can be easily seen during all times that the specified activity is taking place.
Police, council officers or gambling inspectors can ask to inspect the notice.
Length of licence
The temporary use notice will only cover the specified activity at the premises during the times and dates stated.
If you have an issue with a premises that is licensed for gambling then you can tell us about this. Please telephone us or send us an email.
You can view details of existing gambling premises licences and a list of current applications on our licensing public register.
Any personal information which you provide will be held and used by East Devon District Council for the purpose of the licensing service to process your use notice and administer any notice received. Your information may also be shared within East Devon District Council for the purposes of carrying out our lawful functions. Otherwise your personal information will not be disclosed to anybody outside East Devon District Council without your permission, unless there is a lawful reason to do so, for example disclosure is necessary for crime prevention or detection purposes. Your information will be held securely and will not be retained for any longer than is necessary. There are a number of rights available to you in relation to our use of your personal information, depending on the reason for processing. Further detail about our use of your personal information can be found in the relevant privacy notice.