Personal Alcohol Licence

You are not required to have a personal licence to be employed in a pub or other business that sells alcohol. A premises which is licensed to sell alcohol must have a designated premises supervisor, who holds a personal licence. The one exception is a community premises that has successfully applied to waive the DPS requirement under section 41D of the act.

Anyone who does not hold a personal licence must be authorised to sell alcohol by a personal licence holder. There is no such requirement for the supply of alcohol in a members’ club. Personal licences allow you to sell alcohol on behalf of any business that has a premises licence or a club premises certificate. 

In order to obtain a Personal Licence you must be over 18 years of age. You must also be eligible to work in the UK and demonstrate entitlement to work in the UK.

New Personal Licence

Documents you need to apply

When applying for a licence an individual must submit:

  • A basic criminal disclosure form (Dated within 1 month) - applications should be made to Disclosure and Barring Service (England and Wales)
  • Accredited personal Licence Qualification
  • 2 passport style photographs, one of which should be endorsed by a recognised and acceptable signatory these include: Accountant, Architect, Barrister, Dentist, Doctor, Lecturer, Magistrate, Minister, Nurse, Police Officer, Reverend, Solicitor, Teacher, Vet, Managing Director
  • A right to work document such as a Bristish/EU Passport(this does not have to be in date), A full birth or adoption certificate issued in the UK, a current Immigration Status Document issued by the Home Office or a right to work check code
  • Proof of address dated within 3 months i.e a utility bill or bank statement

Before you submit your application to us you should ensure that you live within the Trafford borough by using the find your local council page.

Costs 

The fee for this application is £37.00, a payment link can be emailed to you once your application has been reviewed by the Licensing Officer.

How to apply

You can apply by submitting our online form, you must have your documents scanned and available to upload.

Apply online

Change of address to an existing Personal Licence

As a Personal Licence Holder you have a duty to inform the Licensing Authority of your change in Address.

 If you are currently DPS on a premises licence then you must advise the Premises Licence Holder of your change of address as they have a duty to update the licence with the issuing authority.

Documents you need 

  • ID Document (UK/EU Passport, Driving Licence or Residence Permit
  • Proof of new address dated within 3 months such as: utility bill or bank statement
  • New passport style photograph

Costs 

The fee to change your address is £10.50, a payment link can be emailed to you once your application has been reviewed by the Licensing Officer.

How to apply

You can apply by submitting our online form, you must have your documents scanned and available to upload.

Personal Licence change of address

Change of Name

As a Personal Licence Holder you have a duty to inform the Licensing Authority of your name change.

If you are currently DPS on a premises licence then you must advise the Premises Licence Holder of your change of name as they have a duty to update the licence with the issuing authority.

Documents you need 

  • Marriage or deed poll certificate
  • New passport style photograph

Costs 

The fee to change your name is £10.50, a payment link can be emailed to you once your application has been reviewed by the Licensing Officer.

How to apply

You can apply by submitting our online form, you must have your documents scanned and available to upload.

 Personal Licence change of name