You can apply for an occasional use notice if the betting is on a track for eight days or less in a calendar year.

An occasional use notice can be applied for without the need for a premises licence.

Occasional use notices allow licensed betting operators (with appropriate permission from the Gambling Commission) to use tracks for short periods for betting where activities are either temporary or infrequent.

How to apply

If you are the person responsible for the administration of events on the track or are the occupier of the track, you may apply for an occasional use notice.

When applying to us for an occasional use notice, you must also send a copy to the police station which is nearest to the track.

You must state the day or days on which the notice will be used. Notices can be granted for consecutive days so long as the overall limit of 8 days is not exceeded in the calendar year.

Providing that betting facilities are not available for more than 8 days in a calendar year, counter notices or objections do not apply.

Application Form

Download and complete an occasional use notice application form from the Downloads section, complete the form and return it to the address below.


No fee is required for an occasional use notice.

Contact us

Please contact Licensing, providing as much information as you can to enable us to respond as quickly as possible.

Or write to:

City of Wolverhampton Council
Civic Centre, St. Peter's Square