Temporary Event Notices

Temporary Event Notices are for temporary events involving licensable activities.

Such activities can include the sale of alcohol, but the premises user does not need a Personal Licence. Unlike a Premises Licence, you do not have to advertise the application.

The Police and Environmental Health can object to a Temporary Event Notice, on the grounds of the four licensing objectives; the prevention of crime and disorder, the prevention of public nuisance, Public safety and protection of children from harm. If they do object, the event cannot go ahead unless it is possible to find a solution by negotiation. If a solution cannot be found, the case will go to a hearing to be determined.

A Temporary Event Notice costs £21.00.

How to apply

You can make your application through the online applications system here.


You can download a Temporary Events Notice Application Form below and send completed forms via email to licensing@oxford.gov.uk where it will be validated and an officer will contact you for a card payment over the telephone.

Temporary Events Notice Application Form

For further information, see the Government's Temporary Event Notice information pages.