A personal licence allows the holder to authorise sales of alcohol on licensed premises. The Designated Premises Supervisor named on a Premises Licence for sale of alcohol must be a Personal Licence holder.
- You must be 18 or over
- You must possess an approved licensing qualification
- You must not have had a personal licence forfeited in the past 5 years
- If you have been convicted of a relevant offence under section 4 of the Licensing Act 2003 or a foreign offence your application may be refused
Apply for a Licence
- Completed application form
- Completed disclosure of criminal convictions and declaration form
- Basic Disclosure obtained from the Disclosure and Barring Service - https://www.gov.uk/request-copy-criminal-record The disclosure must not have been issued more than one calendar month before the personal licence application is submitted.
- Certificate of personal licence qualification
- Two passport size photographs with a statement on the back of one saying "I agree this is true likeness of ……" and endorsed by a solicitor, notary or person with a professional qualification or person of standing
- Documentation showing proof of right to work in the Uk. Click here for more information and a list of acceptable documents
- Fee £37
Forms and fee of £37 should be sent to:
The Licensing Section
Stroud District Council
Payment can be made by cheque payable to Stroud District Council or you can call us on tel. 01453 754440 and make a payment over the phone.
Change of address or name
If you change your address or your name you must contact the Licensing Authority that issued your personal licence. You must do the following.
- Give us the details of the new name or address
- Return your current personal licence
- Pay a fee of £10.50 (cheques can be made payable to Stroud District Council or you can call us on tel. 01453 754440 and make a payment over the phone or you can make payment at Stroud District Council Offices)
We will then reissue your personal licence with the new details
Police objections to your application
The police can object to your application if you have been convicted of a relevant offence under Schedule 4 of the Licensing Act 2003 or a foreign conviction. (See the list of relevant convictions). The Police must make an objection within 14 days of receiving the application. If the police make an objection a hearing must be held to consider your application
Right of appeal
If the Licensing Authority rejects your application for a personal licence you have right of appeal to the magistrates court within 21 days of being notified of the decision.
Right to work in the UK
A personal licence may not be issued to an individual who does not have the right to live and work in the UK or is subject to a condition preventing him or her from doing work relating to the carrying on of a licensable activity.