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Personal Licence

A personal licence permits a specified person to supply alcohol or allow the supply of alcohol at a premises that has a valid premises licence.  Personal licences do not expire, and may be used anywhere in England and Wales. You may only hold one personal licence.

Do I need a personal licence?

You will need a personal licence:

How do I qualify for a personal licence?

You must:

You can apply for your Disclosure and Barring Barring Service Basic Check at the Civic Offices.  You will need to complete a form, submit a fee of £18 and show your original proof documents External Hyperlink.  The Certificate will be sent to your home address, and can be submitted along with your completed application. 

How do I apply for a personal licence?

Complete and submit an application form and disclosure of convictions PDF (836 KB) and declaration form to the licensing authority (council) where you live, not necessarily the authority where you will be working. You will also need to include:

Two photographs, which need to be:


The fee for the application (cash can only be accepted if applying in person -- do not send cash through the post).

The holder of the licence is required by the 2003 Act to notify the licensing authority of any changes of name or address.  The holder is  under a duty to notify any convictions for relevant offences to the licensing authority.  The holder must also notify the licensing authority of any conviction for a foreign offence.

These measures will ensure  a single record will be held of the holder's history by the relevant licensing authority.

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