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 the Personal Licence Application Form 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 of me by a solicitor or notary, a person of standing in the community or any individual with a professional qualification. The endorsement should read;
'I (name of person), (profession) confirm this photograph to be a true likeness of (applicant's name). (Signature of person), (date)'.
- 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 (Payment is taken whilst completing form)
- 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
Kent TN23 1PL
Frequently Asked Questions
You need to complete an application form and pay a fee of £37.00. In addition, you'll need to provide a Personal Licence Certificate, a basic disclosure, and two photos (one of which is endorsed as a true likeness of the applicant by a solicitor or notary, a person of standing in the community or any individual with a professional qualification. The endorsement should read 'I (name of person), (profession) confirm this photograph to be a true likeness of (applicant's name). (Signature of person), (date)'.