We grant a personal licence to an individual, which authorises them to supply alcohol, in accordance with a premises licence. It is a criminal offence to carry out unlicensed activities.
The Deregulation Act 2015 removed the requirement to renew personal licences, with effect from 1 April 2015. Therefore, you no longer need to apply to renew your licence.
When applying for a licence, you must also fill in our disclosure of convictions and declaration form (PDF, 34.13 KB).
Apply for a personal licence (PDF, 234 KB)
You need to email firstname.lastname@example.org with your completed application and pay the fee online.
If your application is unsuccessful, you may appeal to a magistrates' court within 21 days of the decision.
Change of details on existing personal licences
If you're an existing personal licence holder and you need to update your details (such as your name or home address), email email@example.com. Provide proof of the online payment of £10.50, clearly state the personal licence number the information relates to (LN/xxxxxxxxx), and provide the new name and address that needs to be added to the licence.
Duplicate or replacement of existing personal licence
If you need a duplicate or replacement of your personal licence, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Provide proof of the online payment of £10.50, request a duplicate/replacement licence, and clearly state the personal licence number that you require a replacement of (LN/xxxxxxxxx).
For more information see:
- our personal licence guidance (PDF, 460.08 KB)
- our fees page for the relevant fee
- our online Licence Register where all applications and licences are recorded
- GOV.UK for the rules about personal licences