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Personal licences

Eligibility

Apply for a licence

Change of circumstances

Failed application

Public register

A personal licence allows an individual to supply alcohol, or to authorise the supply of alcohol, in accordance with a premises licence. These licences are portable between different premises in England and Wales.

The renewal date for Personal licences has now been removed and there is no requirement for you to renew the licence. However, if you want the expiry date removing from your personal licence and/or your home address updating please write to the licensing department informing us of the new details. A fee of £10.50 is charged for this service.

NOTE: From 6th April 2017 the new Licensing Act forms need to be completed. They can be found below. If you use the old forms from that date your application will be returned.

Personal licences

  • Are granted to an individual.
  • Cease to have effect when surrendered, suspended or revoked.

Eligibility

To qualify for a personal licence you must:

  • Be over 18 years of age.
  • Not have forfeited a personal licence within five years.
  • Not have been convicted of a relevant or foreign offence.
  • Possess an accredited licensing qualification.

Apply for a licence

Applications for personal licences must be made to the authority where you live. The Guidance Notes document will assist you with your application.

To apply for a licence, you must:

  • Complete a licensing qualification. More information can be found at BII or EDIPLC. You will need to supply the qualification certificate as one of the supporting documents for your application.
  • Obtain a basic level disclosure and barring service check, which must not be more than one calendar month old at the time of application. More information can be found at the Disclosure and Barring Service website.
  • Supply two photographs, endorsed as a true likeness by a professional person or a person of standing within the community. IMPORTANT: A lot of recent applications have included photographs not countersigned by an appropriate person. Please ensure your counter signatory is a type of person identified on the personal licence application form.
  • Complete the application form and the convictions declaration form.
  • Enclose the appropriate fee.

We will consult the police before we issue the licence.

Change of circumstances

You must let us know of any change in circumstances. This includes:

  • change of name and/or address
  • conviction for relevant offence
  • surrendering a licence, and
  • requesting a copy licence following loss / theft.

To submit a change of circumstance fill out pdf icon Change of circumstances form [202kb] and return to the licensing department, Mansfield District Council, Civic Centre, Chesterfield Road South, Mansfield, NG19 7BH.

Failed application

If you or the police are unhappy by our decision, you can appeal to the magistrates' court within 21 days of receipt of the decision notice.

Public register

We hold a public register, containing details of all personal licence holders issued us, which can be viewed by contacting us.