Alcohol and entertainment licences

Apply for a personal alcohol licence

Introduction

Anyone responsible for authorising the sale of alcohol needs a personal licence. A personal licence issued in England or Wales can be used anywhere in both countries. It has no expiry date but does have some conditions.

To apply for a personal licence you must:

Before starting this form 

  • Please read this guidance
  • Please download this form to get your photos endorsed by a solicitor or notary, a person of standing in the community or any individual with a professional qualification
  • Please complete a Basic Disclosure, cost £25.00 (approximately) and select the online version when prompted. If you would rather wait for a postal certificate to come through please do not submit this form until your certificate has arrived. Once your certificate has arrived you must submit your application within 28 days

You must apply to the local council in the area in which you live, check your postcode here. You can only hold one personal licence at a time.

Cost £37.00

Before starting this form

  • Please read this guidance
  • Please download this form to get your photos endorsed by a solicitor or notary, a person of standing in the community or any individual with a professional qualification
  • Please complete a Basic Disclosure, cost £25.00 (approximately) and select the online access code. If you would rather wait for a postal certificate to come through please do not submit this form until your certificate has arrived

Apply for your Personal Licence

How we will use your information 

Licensing Privacy Notice

What happens next?

You can view the status of your application or look up an existing licence on the licensing register.

Appeals and complaints

Change details on a personal licence

It is a legal requirement that you notify the licensing department of any change in your name/residential address and if you have any relevant convictions.