Gambling Occasional Use Notice
Tracks can be authorised for the provision of facilities for betting where the betting will be for no more than 8 days a year, in the form of an 'occasional use notice'. A track is defined as a horse-race course, dog track, or other premises on any part of which a race or other sporting event takes place, or is intended to take place.
An Occasional Use Notice must be sent in writing to the relevant local authority in advance of the event and be copied to the chief officer of police for the area in which the venue is located. Occasional Use Notices may not be used for more than eight days in a calendar year in respect of any one venue.
The person administering the betting under an Occasional Use Notice must have a Gambling Commission operating licence (that is, must be a licensed bookmaker).
The Birmingham City Council Application Form is attached at the bottom of this page.
Once you have completed the application form it can be submitted to the Licensing Section by a variety of means:
By Email - Completed applications can be submitted electronically by attaching the completed form and any associated supporting documents to the firstname.lastname@example.org email address.
(Please note that electronic applications submitted by email can only be accepted if there is a scanned signature on the application form).
By Post - Send completed applications to the address as indicated on our contact us page.
In Person - applications can be submitted in person at the address and during the times shown on our contact us page.
There is no charge for an occasional use notice.
Our target for dealing with applications is determined by the statutory timescales as indicated in the Gambling Act 2005.
Further information can be found on the Gambling Commission website.
For further advice and guidance please contact the General Licensing Team - see contact us page.
We retain details of Occasional Use Notices which have been issued, for further information contact the General Licensing Team - see contact us page.