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Personal licence renewals

A Personal Licence allows an individual to be a Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS) at a licensed premise that sells or supplies alcohol. A Personal Licence lasts for 10 years and must be renewed with the authority that originally granted the licence.



By post:

The disclosure & declaration form must accompany a renewal application.


Will tacit consent apply?

Yes, tacit Consent will apply.

This means that you will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from the Council by the end of the target period.



National Fraud Initiative - Fair Processing Notice

This authority is under a duty to protect the public funds it administers, and to this end may use the information provided on Personal Licence application forms for the prevention and detection of fraud. It may also share this information with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds for these purposes. For further information see our National Fraud Initiative page.



Data Protection

As part of the application process, all applicants are required to provide details of all convictions, cautions and fines that may have accrued over time. The Council will handle such data in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, the principles laid down by the Information Commissioner's Office and the Council's Data Retention and Disposal Schedule.


The data is used as part of the statutory application process to determine whether applicants

are suitable to hold the respective licence. This process may include the information being presented to the Council's Licensing and Gambling Committee for determination. For the purposes of the Data Protection Act, the Council is the Data Controller and the Data Protection Officer is Sylvia Smith, Senior Admin and Electoral Services Officer, who can be contracted on 01695 577177 or email sylvia.smith@westlancs.gov.uk.



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Last Updated: 11/12/2013

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West Lancashire Borough Council, 52 Derby Street, Ormskirk, West Lancashire L39 2DF
Tel: 01695 577177 | Email: customer.services@westlancs.gov.uk