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Personal Licence

A Personal Licence permits the holder to authorise the sale of alcohol from a premise that is licensed for the sale of alcohol by retail such as a pub, off-licence or supermarket.




Licensing Team, Vale of Glamorgan Council, Civic Office, Holton Road, Barry, CF63 4RU

Application Process 

To apply for a Personal Licence applicants must complete and submit application including the following:

  • Relevant application form
  • Disclosure of Convictions and Declaration form
  • Original certificate of the accredited licensing qualification
  • Criminal conviction certificate, DBS certificate or PNC check. Enquire at your local police station

    Please note that the date of issue of the certificate or searches must be within one calendar month of the date of the Licensing Authority receiving the application. 

  • Prescribed fee
  • 2 passport type photographs, one of which must be endorsed by a solicitor, notary, person of standing in the community or any professionally qualified person with a statement verifying that the photograph is a true likeness of the applicant
  • Proof of right to work and live  - See application guidance notes for further information.




The licence is portable throughout England and Wales. To apply for a Personal Licence you must:

  • Be 18 years of age or over
  • Not have any relevant convictions as spelled out in the Act
  • Hold an accredited licensing qualification
  • Not have forfeited a personal licence within 5 years of the application




Prescribed fee of £37


Offences and Penalties

Personal Licence holders must inform the issuing Licensing Authority of any changes in their circumstances. It is an offence not to do so.


Accredited Personal Licence Qualification Providers