Personal licence

A personal licence will be required to supervise the sale of alcohol in any premises.

Not every person retailing alcohol at a premise licensed for that purpose needs to hold a personal licence, but every sale or supply of alcohol must at least be authorised by a licence holder. The Premises Licence holder must nominate an individual who holds a personal licence as the ‘Designated Premises Supervisor'. This person will then be responsible for every sale of alcohol at the premises.

You should apply for a personal licence to the Council in the area in which you live. This will remain the Council responsible for continuing to license you, even if you move away from the area.

The application must be submitted with the following items:

  • Two photographs, one of which must be endorsed as a true likeness
  • Original or certified copy of the licensing qualification
  • Original or certified copy of criminal conviction certificate or a criminal record certificate or the results of a subject access search of the police national computer by the National Intelligence Service
  • Completed disclosure of criminal convictions and declaration form

The Police have the right to object to a personal licence on the grounds of crime prevention, particularly if the applicant has relevant criminal convictions.

How much does it cost?

Please see our licensing fees page.

Personal Licence guidance

Apply for a Personal Licence

Please complete the application form to apply for a personal licence: