A personal licence allows you to authorise the sale or supply of alcohol in a venue which has either a premises licence or a temporary event notice. A personal licence on its own is not enough to authorise the sale of alcohol.
Personal licences are issued by the local authority where a person lives. Since 6 April 2015 they have no expiry date. Personal licence holders can authorise up to 50 temporary event notices in each calendar year.
Before applying for a personal licence, a recognised qualification must be achieved. This is to ensure that licence holders are aware of licensing law and the wider social responsibilities attached to the sale of alcohol.
How to apply
Complete and return the Personal Licence [docx] 41KB and Disclosure Of Convictions And Declaration [docx] 60KB to us, along with:
- two photographs of yourself, one of which is endorsed as a true likeness
- the original or a certified copy of your licensing qualification certificate
- the original results of a Request a basic DBS check - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) (no older than one month).
- fee of £37.00
- Right to work document
Notification of change of name or address or lost badge
If we issued your personal licence, please complete our online Personal licence Lost/Stolen or change of name or address form, You will be required to upload a copy of your personal licence (badge and paper), (where this is not possible, you will need to upload a recent photograph of yourself), and pay a fee of £10.50.
Contact us for any other information
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