People who wish to run premises where alcohol is sold may require a Personal Licence.
The Personal Licence is not linked to specific premises - once a person has a licence they are qualified to sell alcohol at any premises holding a Premises Licence. Premises supervisors such as the owner, manager, tenant or leaseholder may require a Personal Licence.
Every premises must have a Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS) named on the Premises Licence who is responsible for making or authorising every sale of alcohol, and they must hold a Personal Licence. You must apply to the Local Authority where you live.
You can apply online using the link below:
New Personal Licence application forms
Reissue of Personal Licence (change of details of loss / theft of licence)
Renewing your Personal Licence - Deregulation Act 2015
The requirement to renew personal licences has been abolished with effect from 1 April 2015, therefore the expiry date on your licence and card are no longer valid. Please note that if you change your name or address, or lose your licence, you will need to apply for a reissue of your licence.
Personal Licencing Fees
Please visit our Fees and Charges page for information on our Personal Licensing fees.