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

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. 

Responsible authorities

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.