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Licensing service changes

We have made temporary changes to our licensing services due to the coronavirus - get more details.

Personal licences

All premises where alcohol is for sale must have a designated premises supervisor, who must hold a personal licence.

How do I apply for a personal licence?

The application form is available to download at the bottom of the page. In addition to completing the form, all applicants for a personal licence must:

  • be over 18
  • hold a relevant licensing qualification (details of accredited course providers are available on GOV.UK)
  • provide a criminal record check that is no more than a month old
  • provide two passport sized photographs
  • provide a disclosure of convictions and declaration (available below)
  • pay the fee of £37.

Where do I send the completed form?

Once you have completed the form, please email to:

Right to work

We are required to check all applicants’ immigration status. Details of acceptable documents are available on the Home Office website (PDF).

How do I get a criminal record check?

New applicants can get their criminal record check via the Disclosure and Barring Service. This will be available on the GOV.UK website shortly. Any queries should be directed to


Two photographs must be submitted, which:

  • contrast against the background
  • measure 45mm x 35mm
  • show the full face uncovered and without sunglasses and, unless the applicant wears a head covering due to their religious beliefs, without a head covering
  • One of the photos must be endorsed as a true likeness of the applicant by a solicitor or notary, professional person, or a person of standing in the community.

Further guidance is available on our policy and guidance page.


As of 1 April 2015, personal licences will not expire and any licence which was valid on that date will remain valid indefinitely. Personal licence holders do not need to take any action to ensure their licence continues.