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Personal Licence Application

All sales of alcohol must be made by (or under the authority) of a Personal Licence holder.

Personal Licence

A personal licence is designed to ensure that anybody running or managing a business that sells or supplies alcohol will do so in a professional manner. Once you receive your personal licence, you can act as the designated premises supervisor for any business that sells or supplies alcohol.

Applying for a licence

In order to apply, you must be aged 18 years or over, and hold a licensing qualification; for example, a level 2 National Certificate for Personal Licence Holders (NCPLH) qualification.

To make an application you need to send the following to our licensing team:

Renewing a personal licence

From 1 April 2015 it is no longer necessary to renew a personal licence that was issued after 1 April 2005. Section 115 of the Licensing Act 2003 has been amended by section 69 of the Deregulation Act 2015, removing the requirement to renew personal licences.

The Deregulation Act 2015 came into effect on the 1 April 2015, and abolished the requirement to renew personal licences issued after 1 April 2005. Instead personal licences will carry on indefinitely until such time that they are either surrendered or revoked.

Getting a replacement licence

If part of your licence is missing, please complete the pdf icon Personal Licence - Replacement Licence Request [67kb] form.

Updating your details

Please complete the pdf icon Personal Licence - Change of Name or Address form [67kb] if your circumstances change.