Licensing Act 2003 - personal licence
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A personal licence must be held by a Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS) but can also be held by anyone involved in the sale of alcohol by retail. It is not necessary for all staff selling alcohol to have a personal licence.
Please note: You must be 18 years old or over in order to apply for a personal licence.
The following must be submitted to the Licensing Authority:
All of the above application information is available in a pack from the Licensing Authority or at the links below.
If any relevant or foreign offences are declared the Licensing Authority must give notice to the Police who have 14 days to offer an objection notice. If this notice is received a hearing will be arranged in order to determine the outcome of the licence application.
Please contact your Local Authority in the first instance. If an application for a licence is refused the failed applicant can appeal. Appeals are made to a Magistrates' court within 21 days of notice of the decision. A licence holder may appeal against any conditions attached to a licence. Appeals are made to a Magistrates' court within 21 days of notice of the decision.
Please note that a personal licence is valid for 10 years and the renewal forms are available on the links below.