Personal licence

Personal licence

A personal licence is an authorisation held by an individual which permits the sale of alcohol in conjunction with a premises licence.

How much will it cost to apply?


How do I apply?

Apply online

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Applicants must:

  • be over 18 years old;
  • not have forfeited a personal licence in the previous five years;
  • obtain a criminal record check (apply now) dated not more than one calendar month prior to submission of the application;
  • submit two 45mm x 35mm photographs endorsed as a true likeness by a suitable individual; and
  • submit a certificate confirming that they possess an approved licensing qualification (view list of accredited providers).


Licensing Act 2003 policy

Home Office guidance


Licensing Act 2003

Officer decisions

A record of decisions made by officers

Report a licensing issue

Online form

Pay online

You can pay for your licence online right now using our secure payment system. Make sure to select the correct service from the left hand side.