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:

  • an accredited qualification
  • an up to date criminal record check
  • completed application form and fee
  • disclosure of convictions and civil immigration penalties and declaration form
  • 2 passport photos (signed on the back by a recognised professional)

Send your completed application to:

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

Application form and privacy notice

Personal licence application form

Guidance and forms for applying for a premises licence to sell alcohol, late night hot food and drink or provide public entertainment

Personal licence application privacy notice

Fee

The application fee is £37

After we receive your application, we will contact you to take payment either by credit or debit card.

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 GOV.UK.

Criminal record checks

Applications must be accompanied by a criminal record check. 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 existing licence, or get a copy is £10.50

After we receive your application, we will contact you to take payment either by credit or debit card.

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

Licensing change of details privacy notice

Personal licence renewals

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

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