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Apply for consent to use a loudspeaker | Birmingham City Council

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Apply for consent to use a loudspeaker

If you want to use loudspeakers in the street between 9pm and 8am (for instance, for a musical event) you must apply to our loudspeaker consent scheme first. Using a loudspeaker without consent can result in a fine of up to £5,000. Please submit your application at least 21 days before the event to allow for processing time.

Apply in writing

To apply in writing, complete the downloadable application form and return it to the address on the form. Application is free.


Our consent lasts for the duration of the event or up to 12 months if the application involves multiple events in one location. For multiple events, consent may be withdrawn if you break the rules we have agreed on.

We can’t grant consent to use loudspeakers if they are going to be used:

  • to advertise any entertainment, trade or business
  • in support of an election