Application process

Make an Temporary Event licence (TEN) application using GOV.UK. Please also supply a completed Temporary Event Notice checklist with your application.

Please take a look at the Temporary Event Notice advice sheet to decide if you require a temporary licence for your event.

You can also check the postcode checker to make sure your event is taking place within Coventry's jurisdiction.

The Licensing Team then serve a copy of the application on West Midlands Police Licensing Team and the City Council's Environmental Protection Team. If the Police or Environmental Protection have concerns about your TEN then we will let you know within 48 hours and hold a hearing (if required) within five working days.

You must give at least 10 working days notice before your event. Usually, where there are no problems, the Council will acknowledge and return a copy of your notice, which must then be made available for inspection during the event if required.

If you are submitting a late TEN, then the application must reach us within 5 - 9 working days of the event taking place. If the Police or Environmental Protection refuse your application, then no hearing will take place and the decision is made by themselves.

Tacit consent

Tacit consent applies, this means that you will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from the Council by the end of the target period.

Please note tacit consent will only apply once a full application has been submitted and you have received an acknowledgement.