Personal licences

A personal licence authorises a specified person to supply alcohol or allow the supply of alcohol at a premise which has a valid premise licence. 

Personal licences are needed to supervise the sale of alcohol in any premises – including pubs, off licences, restaurants and hotels.

How to apply

You must apply to the licensing authority in the area where you live, not the licensing authority where you work. 

Please pay the fee of £37 online or by calling us before you download and fill out the form below. You must make a note of your receipt number and mark is clearly on your application form.

1. Pay first

Pay online

Or contact us to pay over the phone.

2. Submit your application

Once you have paid download the application form (and guidance notes).

Return it to us, remembering to put your receipt number on it.

Renewal of personal licences

Personal licences no longer need to be renewed and are valid until they are surrendered, suspended or forfeited, even if they have an expiry date on them. However, you must tell us if your name or address changes (see 'change of name or address' below), or you are found guilty of a criminal offence.

Lost or stolen personal licences

If either your licence card, paper licence or both have been lost or stolen you must tell us in writing. To obtain a replacement write to:

Licensing and Public Protection Services, Cunard Buildings, Water Street, Liverpool, L3 1AH.

Please tell us what has happened to the licence and return any parts of it that you still have. 

Before you write to us, you will need to pay a fee of £10.50, make a note of your payment reference number and include the details in your letter.

How to pay

Pay online

Or contact us to pay over the phone.

Once we have received your letter and processed your payment we will post a replacement licence to you.

Change of name or address

If you change your address you must tell us. Please write to us and send your request with your card and paper licence to: Licensing and Public Protection Services, Cunard Buildings, Water Street, Liverpool, L3 1AH along with the following documents:

  • For a name change - evidence such as a marriage certificate or a certified copy of a marriage certificate.
  • Address change - a recent utility bill in your name and sent to your new address. 

How to pay

Please pay the fee of £10.50 online or by calling us. When you pay please make a note of your receipt number and mark is clearly on your letter.

Pay online

Or contact us to pay over the phone.

Once we have received your letter and processed your payment we will post a replacement licence to you.