Apply for a personal alcohol licence

You must have a personal alcohol licence to supply, or authorise the supply of, alcohol in accordance with a premises licence.

Application form

You need to complete the relevant application forms and declarations and send to our Licensing Services department along with the following:

  • the fee of £37
  • 2 passport-sized photographs of you, one of which must be endorsed by a professional
  • a basic disclosure criminal conviction certificate, or a criminal record certificate, or the results of a subject access search under the Data Protection Act 1998. This certificate must be less than 1 month old. These can be applied for at Disclosure Scotland
  • a declaration of your conviction details (that is, the nature and date of convictions and sentence imposed) or a declaration that you have no relevant convictions
  • your relevant licensing qualification, unless you are exempted under section 4 of the Licensing Act (personal licences) regulations

You must declare any relevant conviction details (that is, the nature and date of convictions and sentence imposed). Download, print and complete the disclosure of convictions and declaration form when applying for any of the personal licences.

Notification of change of name or address

There is no form to complete to let us know about a change of name or address. Simply put the changes in writing and send the letter to us at Licensing Services (contact details below).
You must send the following with your notice of a change of name or address:

  • the fee of £10.50 (cheques must be made payable to City of York Council)
  • the personal licence (or your reasons for failure to send the licence)

Renew personal alcohol licence

The government has abolished the need to renew personal licences, so your licence will remain valid throughout the country even if it shows an expired expiry date.

We will not reissue you with an amended licence, only if you inform us of a change of your name and address.

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