Personal licence to sell alcohol

You must be a personal licence holder to be the designated premises supervisor on a premises licence to authorise the sale of alcohol (unless covered by a temporary event notice).

This page has information about how to apply for a personal licence and for current personal licence holders.

How to apply for a personal licence

To apply for a personal licence you must have:

Send your completed application to: 

Licensing and Gambling
Brighton & Hove City Council
Bartholomew Square
Brighton
​BN1 1JP

Application form

Get a personal licence application form from the GOV.UK website

Fee

The application fee is £37 

  • Pay online
  • send a cheque with your application made payable to 'Brighton & Hove City Council'
  • call us with your debit or credit card details on 01273 294429

We are unable to accept cash.

Qualifications

You must have an accredited personal licence qualification and send proof of this with the application.

Get a list of accredited personal licence qualification providers from the GOV.UK website.

Criminal record checks

Applications must be accompanied by one of the following criminal record checks. The check must be issued no more than one calendar month before the application date.

Change the details or get a copy of your current personal licence

Fee for making a change or duplicate

The fee to make a change to an exisiting licence, or get a copy is £10.50 

  • Pay online
  • send a cheque with your application made payable to 'Brighton & Hove City Council'
  • call us with your debit or credit card details on 01273 294429

We are unable to accept cash.

Change details on an existing licence

Replacement for lost licence

  • Write to the Licensing Team and advise of your details and duplication needed

Personal licence renewals

As of 1 April 2015 you do not need to renew personal licenses.

Check for more information on alcohol licensing on the GOV.UK website