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A personal licence allows an individual to authorise the sale of alcohol at a licenced premises.
You can apply for a personal licence if you meet the following criteria:
See licence fees.
Please note: you must apply to the local authority where you live at the time of application. To find out which council you should apply to see GOV.UK - find your local council.
You will need to include a copy of the following:
* The certificate or search results must be no more than one calendar month old and must be the original.
** For a list of qualifications that are currently accredited see GOV.UK - accredited personal licence qualification licence providers.
If you have a criminal conviction, then your application will be referred to the police.
If there are no objections from the police, the application will be granted. You will receive your licence or certificate within 10 days.
If objections are received, a hearing will be held within 20 working days and you will be notified in writing.
If the application is granted the licence will be issued within 10 working days of the grant of the application.
Anyone at the hearing can appeal the decision.
Appeals must be made to a Magistrates court within 21 days of the decision being made.
If you have changed your name or address or lost your personal licence, you must request a replacement:
1. Complete the GOV.UK - change of name or address - personal licence form.
2. Post or deliver your personal licence (paper part and card).
Alternatively, you may post or deliver your personal licence change of name and address form from the documents section, along with your personal licence .
See licence fees.
If you require help with something in this section, please contact us.