As of 1 March 2017 telephone enquiries for the licensing team will only be available from 9am to 1pm, Monday to Friday. Email for urgent enquiries.

Personal licence

Complete a word icon Personal Licence application form [177kb] if you want to run or manage a business that sells alcohol. You have to be over 18, have passed the accredited level 2 award for personal licence holders and received a certificate to show you have completed your basic disclosure within 30 days of submission.

You will need to include a completed word icon Disclosure of Conviction form [26kb].

You must apply to the licensing authority in the area you live, not where you work.

Charges

Application: £37

Change of name or address: £10.50

Accredited Course Providers

The Home Office has accredited certain organisations to provide the Personal Licence course - list of approved course providers.

Immigration Act

As of 6 April 2017, applicants for a premises licence, transferring of a licence or a personal licence will have to prove that they are eligible to live and work in the UK. Please see our pdf icon guidance notes [24kb] for more details and a full list of acceptable documents. Please note, if you do not provide this proof, we will not process or issue you a licence.

You will also be responsible for ensuring that anyone employed in their premises are entitled to live and work in the UK. If it is found that a licensed premises is employing illegal workers, your licence is likely to be reviewed with the recommendation that it is revoked.

Please also note that if you are issued a licence and you then lose your entitlement to live and work in the UK, your licence will lapse.

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