A personal licence allows you to authorise the sale or supply of alcohol in a venue which has either a premises licence or a temporary event notice. A personal licence on its own is not enough to authorise the sale of alcohol.
Personal licences are issued by the local authority where a person lives. Since 6 April 2015 they have no expiry date. Personal licence holders can authorise up to 50 temporary event notices in each calendar year.
Before applying for a personal licence, a recognised qualification [pdf] 220KB must be achieved before you apply for a personal licence. This is to ensure that licence holders are aware of licensing law and the wider social responsibilities attached to the sale of alcohol.
Complete and return the Personal licence application form [docx] 52KB and Disclosure of convictions and civil penalties declaration [pdf] 95KB to us, along with:
Please complete the Personal licence COA form [pdf] 780KB and return it to us, along with your licence (badge and paper copy), two new photos and a fee of £10.50.
We are the data controller for any personal information collected in this application. Your information will be used to administrate the licence, processing is being conducted relying upon a contractual legal basis. Your data may be shared with other departments within the council for the purpose of improving services, keeping records up-to-date and for the protection of the public fund. It may also share your data with other bodies responsible for auditing public funds for these purposes. You can find further information about data sharing to identify fraud on our Data Sharing to Identity Fraud page. Your information will be retained as long as you hold the licence + 12 years. For more information about your data protection rights please see our Data Protection page or contact the Data Protection Officer by post: Ashford Borough Council, Civic Centre, Tannery Lane, Ashford, Kent, TN23 1PL or email: FOI@ashford.gov.uk.
Kent TN23 1PL