Please read our information about temporary use notices before you apply.
How to apply
You’ll need a temporary use notice (TUN) if you want to use a premises, temporarily, to provide facilities for gambling.
You will need to fill in a paper version of a notification 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 email@example.com.
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
You'll need to hold a relevant operating licence issued by the gambling commission to be able to apply.
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.
Start the journey
More info about the journey
You will need a chequebook or to telephone us with your credit or debit card details.
You'll need to send a copy of the notice to each of the responsible authorities.
When we receive your application we'll check it to make sure it's been completed correctly. We'll telephone you if there is anything else we need.
As soon as we have the complete application and all the information we need we'll accept it. We can only refuse the TUN by serving a counter notice if you have exceeded the amount of days that can be authorised by a TUN in any 12 month period (21 days).
Once we have accepted your TUN the responsible authorities who have been given a copy of the application will then have 21 days in which they can give us notice that they want to object.
If any responsible authority gives an objection notice then the licensing sub committee will hold a meeting – called a ‘hearing’.
At the hearing, the committee will either decide that the temporary use notice should:
- have effect
- not have effect
- only have effect to authorise a specified activity
- only have effect for a specific time or day
- have effect but with conditions added
After the hearing we'll write to you with the decision.
If no objections are received your TUN will be granted and we'll send you your notice in the post.
What you can do if you haven't heard from us
If at least 35 days have passed since you gave us your completed application and you haven't heard from us you can act as though your application is granted.
If you are submitting your application by post then this will only apply when you can show proof of delivery from the Post Office or a recognised courier.
Timescales for processing an application do not start until all the necessary information has been received in full
Length of notice
A temporary use notice will only have effect for the times and dates stated in the notice.
What you can do if your application is unsuccessful
Please contact us in the first instance
If an application for a temporary use notice is refused or granted with alterations you can appeal.
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 deliver your application to our offices.
If you would like to come into the office and speak to us about your application then please telephone to make an appointment.