A personal alcohol licence allows individuals to sell or authorise the sale of alcohol from an establishment that holds a premises licence that permits the sale of alcohol. You can apply for a personal licence from us if you live in Three Rivers District.
The Deregulation Act 2015 removed the requirement to renew personal licences. Personal licences now carry on indefinitely, and any expiry date listed on older licences no longer applies.
To apply for a personal licence to sell alcohol, you must hold an alcohol licensing qualification, such as the Award for Personal Licence Holders. Please see the GOV.UK website for a list of all providers accredited by the Home Secretary under the Licensing Act 2003.Apply for a personal licence (PDF)
Please send your completed application form to email@example.com, along with the following documents:
- a completed disclosure of convictions and declarations form (PDF)
- a basic Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate dated within the last 30 days
- your original licensing qualification certificate
- a clear, passport-sized photo that had been counter-signed (see our guidance on personal licence photos (PDF))
- proof of your right to work in the UK (a scan or clear photograph of the original document and right to work check code if required)
You will need to pay the relevant fee when submitting your application by calling customer services at 01923 776611.
What happens next
If you satisfy all the criteria, we will issue a personal licence. If you have not heard from us within 14 days of submitting your application, do not assume your application has been successful. Instead, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. It is an offence to carry out unlicensed activities, and you can be given a fine and imprisoned for up to six months.
If your application is unsuccessful, you can appeal to a magistrates’ court within 21 days of the decision.
Change the name and address on a personal licence
You must notify us as soon as possible of any change to the name or address stated on your personal licence. It is an offence to fail to comply with this duty.Change the name or address on a personal licence (PDF)
Send your completed application form to email@example.com and call customer services on 01923 776611 to pay the relevant fee. You will also need to return your paper and card personal licence to:
Three Rivers House
Once we have processed your application, we will send you your updated licence.
Keeping your licence
You must keep your licence in a safe place, as you will need to be able to produce it for examination if requested by a constable or authorised officer. Failure to comply with this duty is an offence.
Replacing a lost, damaged personal licence/licence card
If your personal licence is lost, damaged, stolen or destroyed, you will need to apply for a replacement.Request a replacement personal licence (PDF)
Offences and convictions
If you are charged with a relevant offence, you must inform the court that you are a personal licence holder. If you are subsequently convicted, you must tell us and return your personal licence so that your conviction details can be added to it.