Personal alcohol licences
A personal licence authorises you to supply alcohol or allow the supply of alcohol at a premises that has a valid premises licence.
Personal licences are needed to supervise the sale of alcohol in any premises, including pubs, off licences, restaurants and hotels.
To apply for a new personal licence, you must also:
- provide a disclosure of convictions and declaration (pdf 25KB)
- pay the appropriate application fee
- possess an accredited personal licence qualification
- provide a basic criminal record disclosure or a police subject to access check
- provide two clear full-faced photographs of yourself, taken against a light background
- read the relevant guidelines on personal licences (pdf 187KB)
Renewing your licence
Following the implementation of the Deregulation Act 2015, the requirement to renew personal licences was abolished with effect from 1 April 2015.
Whilst licences have previously been issued with expiry dates, these are now irrelevant. Personal licences now last indefinitely and there is no need to renew a personal licence at any time.
If you have changed your name or address and require an updated licence, or if you have a lost or stolen licence and need a copy, please apply to the council with the accompanying fee of £10.50.
Additionally, there is a fee of £10.50 if you want to gain a licence without an expiry date shown on it, or if you wish to update your photograph. Any new photograph will need to satisfy the requirements contained in the above guidance notes.