Apply for a new personal licence or notify us of changes (Licensing Act 2003)
You must have a personal licence to run or manage a business that sells or supplies alcohol.
A personal licences will allow you to:
- sell alcohol on behalf of any business that has a premises licence or a club premises certificate
- act as the designated premises supervisor for any business that sells or supplies alcohol
Premises licensed to sell alcohol must have a designated premises supervisor. The single exception is a community premises that has successfully applied to disapply the DPS requirement under section 41D of the Licensing Act 2003.
Anyone who does not hold a personal licence must be authorised to sell alcohol by a personal licence holder. There is no such requirement for the supply of alcohol in a members’ club.
Please see the fees and charges page for further details on application costs.
Apply by email
To apply by email, complete the downloadable application form with a scan of your signature and return it with a completed disclosure of convictions by email to email@example.com. After we’ve received your application, a licensing officer will contact you to take a debit or credit card payment for the appropriate fee
Your application must be submitted with:
- a Disclosure and Barring Service certificate (no more than 1 month old on the date we receive it);
- two passport sized photographs, one of which is endorsed as a true likeness of you by a solicitor or notary, a person of standing in the community or any individual with a professional qualification (the photo must meet the same specifications as Passports, Photocard Driving Licences or Identity Cards);
- an original copy of the licensing qualification certificate you hold (from an accredited training provider)