Temporary events notice (TEN)

You can apply for a Temporary Events Notice (TEN) if you want to provide a licensable activity for less than seven days. For more details and restrictions, visit: Gov.UK –Temporary Events Notice


The cost of a Temporary Events Notice is £21. This is made payable to the local authority you are applying to on application.

Applying for a TEN

You will need to apply for a licence from your licensing authority. The licensing authority is usually the council where your event will take place. If you do not know who that is, you can find out by going to Gov.UK, find your local council

In the West Suffolk area, there are two licensing authorities. If you want to apply for a TEN, click on the council that applies to your event:

You can also download a Word version of the TEN form, please ensure you read the guidance notes attached.

Please ensure you serve a copy of the notice to Suffolk Police and the Public Health and Housing Department.

Does tacit authorisation apply?
Yes, a decision should be reached within seven days.