How to apply for a personal licence

Licence summary

A personal licence is required to authorise the retail sales of alcohol. Not every person selling alcohol at premises licensed for that purpose will need a personal licence, but every sale or supply of alcohol must be at least authorised by a personal licence holder. The only exception is for community premises who have successfully applied for the sale of alcohol to be made the responsibility of a management committee, instead of a personal licence holder who is the Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS). 

Please note:

  • An applicant for a licence must apply to the local authority where they live
  • Only one application can be made at any one time
  • Personal licences no longer have an expiry date (even if you have an old version with an expiry date shown on it you can apply for an updated version. See current personal licence holders)

Detection of fraud

We, as the licensing authority, have a duty to protect the public funds we administer and we may use the information you have provided with your application for the prevention and detection of fraud. We may also share this information with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds for these purposes.

Straight to applying for a personal licence

Last updated:‎ ‎21‎/‎05‎/‎2019‎ ‎15‎:‎47‎