Personal Licence

A Personal Licence allows an individual to be a Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS) at a licensed premise that sells or supplies alcohol.


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The disclosure & declaration form must accompany a new application. A personal licence guide (PDF 79.7kb) has been prepared to help you make your 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.

If the applicant has any relevant convictions, the Licensing Unit will notify the police of the application, who may formerly object within 14 days. If an objection is received from the police, a hearing will be arranged to determine the application.

If there are no objections and the applicant fulfils the criteria, the licence will be granted.

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. Data protection is important to us. Information on how we handle and protect your data including our Corporate Privacy Policy can be found here.