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Home Business Licences and Permits Gambling Occasional Use Notice

Occasional Use Notice

Summary (optional)
Occasional use notices permit licensed betting operators (with appropriate permission from the Commission) to use tracks for short periods for conducting betting, where the event upon which the betting is to take place is of a temporary, infrequent nature. The occasional use notice dispenses with the need for a betting premises licence for the track in these circumstances.
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How to Apply

A notice must be served:

  • By a person who is responsible for the administration of events on the track or by an occupier of the track.
  • The notice must be served on the licensing authority and copied to the chief officer of police for the area in which the track is located.
  • The notice must specify the day on which it has effect.
  • Notices may be given in relation to consecutive days, so long as the overall limit of eight days is not exceeded in the calendar year.


No Fee or charges


Provided that the Notice will not result in betting facilities being available for more than eight days in a calendar year, there is no provision for counter-notices or objections to be submitted.

Legislation and Conditions

Gambling Act 2005

Processing and Timescales

The Local Authority will grant the notice . 

Appeal/Redress mechanisms:


Contact Details

Licensing Section
Civic Offices
Colwyn Bay
LL29 8AR
  • By telephone: 01492 576626
  • By fax: 01492 574036

Useful Links

Occasional Use Notice

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