Gambling Premises Temporary Use Notices
Temporary Use Notices (TUNs) allow the use of premises for gambling where there is no premises licence but where a gambling operator wishes to use the premises temporarily for providing facilities for gambling.
A Temporary Use Notice must be lodged with the licensing authority not less than 3 months and 1 day before the day on which the gambling event will begin.
In addition a copy of the notice must also be served within 7 days on:
- the Gambling Commission
- the Chief of Police
- HM Revenues and Customs
- any other Licensing Authority in whose area the premises are situated
The Gambling Act 2005 refers to a set of premises and provides that a set of premises is the subject of a TUN if 'any part' of the premises is the subject of a Notice.
The same permits may not be the subject of a temporary use notice for more than 21 days in any 12-month period, but may be the subject of several notices provided that the total does not exceed 21 days.
The Birmingham City Council Application Forms are attached at the bottom of this page.
Once you have completed the relevant 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).
On receipt of your application by email a Licensing Officer will contact the applicant to acquire payment of the appropriate fee via a debit or credit card.
By Post - Send completed applications to the address as indicated on our contact us page.
Postal applications must be accompanied by a cheque or postal order for the appropriate fee (see - Fees & Charges Schedule) and made payable to 'Birmingham City Council'.
In Person - applications can be submitted in person at the address and during the times shown on our contact us page.
Please check the Fees & Charges Schedule page for details of the cost of your application.
Our target for dealing with applications is determined by the statutory timescales as indicated in the regulations.
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 Temporary Use Notices which have been issued, for further information contact the General Licensing Team - see contact us page.