A personal licence is needed if you intend to sell alcohol or if you wish to be nominated as a ‘Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS)'.
- Be aged 18 years or over
- Possess a recognised licensing qualification
- Have not been convicted of certain criminal offences
The holder of a Personal Licence is authorised to sell or supply alcohol - or to authorise the sale or supply of alcohol - from a premises licensed for the sale of alcohol.
It is NOT an authority in its own right to sell alcohol.
These licences are ‘portable' between premises.
What do I need to apply?
Before you start please read:
Then send us the following:
- Application for a personal licence form
- Disclosure of criminal convictions and declaration form
- Two passport photographs endorsed as a true likeness by a professional
- Photograph declaration form - signed by the endorser and applicant
- The original certificate to say that you hold an NVQ Level 2 Personal Licence Holder Qualification
- A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Basic Level check. This must not be more than one month old - or a disclosure from the police National Database not more than one month old
- Proof of your right to work in the United Kingdom
Please post the above information to the Licensing Team with a cheque for £37 payable to 'Mid Sussex District Council'.
Renewing your personal licence
You do not need to renew your licence. It never expires. Legislation in 2015 removed the expiry date on Personal Licences.
Change of details
Send a letter and both parts of your licence - stating the new details or reason for requesting a replacement (including the removal of an expiry date) to our Licensing Team.
Please include a cheque for £10.50 payable to 'Mid Sussex District Council'.