A Personal Licence authorises an individual to sell or supply alcohol from a licensed premises. A Personal Licence is not required if only conducting the other licensable activities (regulated entertainment or provision of late night entertainment) in a licensed premises. You can apply online for a Personal Licence.
Not every person retailing alcohol at a licensed premise needs to hold a Personal Licence, but every sale or supply of alcohol must be made by, or authorised by, a Personal Licence holder (with the exception of community premises, church halls and village halls, please see Disapplication of Designated Premises Supervisor for further information). You must apply for a Personal Licence from the Local Authority where you live (which may not be where the licensed premise is).
A Personal Licence costs £37.00 and has no expiry date, unless surrendered, suspended or revoked.
You can apply and pay online for this licence by filing in the word document once clicking Apply Now:
Alongside your application you will also need to provide:
All documents must be the originals we do not accept photocopies. Please email these to us.
Please note you must be at least 18 years of age to be a Personal Licence holder.
It is an offence to knowingly or recklessly make a false statement in connection with an application for a Personal Licence. To do so may result in prosecution and a fine of up to £5000.
You must notify the Licensing Authority immediately if you are convicted of any offence during the time between making your application and the grant of your Personal Licence.
Application forms submitted incomplete, incorrect, or missing any of the above requirements will be rejected and returned.
If you are a Personal Licence holder and have had a change of name or address you can now amend your details online and make the payment of £10.50 . You must notify the Licensing Authority as soon as reasonably practicable.
Personal licences do not have an expiry date.