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Alcohol and entertainment

The Licensing Act 2003 transferred responsibility for licensing the sale and supply of alcohol from courts to local councils. Many other activities which previously had their own licence and licensing conditions were all brought under one licence known as a Premises Licence.

For small scale or one-off activities, there is a Temporary Event Notice.

It also introduced a Personal Licence which authorises a named person as being suitable to sell alcohol or to authorise others to sell alcohol on licensed premises.

You will need to create an on-line account with the Disclosure and Barring Service in order to apply for a Basic Disclosure Certificate as part of your application for a personal licence. Click on the useful link to the right.

Temporary Event Notice (TEN)

Rutland County Council and Peterborough City Council work in partnership to provide the Licensing service.

You can apply and pay online for a temporary event notice in the Rutland area using the Peterborough City Council online service.

As you may be aware, the early May bank holiday has been moved from Monday 4 May to Friday 8 May to mark the anniversary. The Government has confirmed that pubs, clubs and bars in England & Wales which are licensed to trade until 11pm, will be allowed to open for an additional two hours, on Friday 8 May and Saturday 9 May until 1am the following morning, to mark the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day. The benefit is that any licensed  premises with relevant permissions where the terminal hour ends before 01:00 will not need to apply for a Temporary Event Notice to extend the hours to 01:00.

Apply/Pay online for a temporary event notice

Please note we no longer accept paper or email applications for TENs

Application forms

You will find copies of all our application forms below. These are the forms that must be used when making an application.

Completed forms and any accompanying documents should be sent to:


Rutland County Council

Rutland LE15 6HP

Email: licensing@rutland.gov.uk 

If you are applying for a New Premises Licence or a Full Variation of an existing Premises Licence you must also send copies of the application and associated documentation to the following Responsible Authorities.

If you are applying to Transfer a Premises Licence or Vary the Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS) you must also send copies of the application and associated documentation to the following Responsible Authorities.


Payment should be included along with your application form. Please make cheques payable to Rutland County Council.