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Personal Licence

You are not required to hold a personal licence to be employed in a pub or other business that sells alcohol but a premises licensed to sell alcohol must have a designated premises supervisor, who holds a personal licence.

In order to apply for a Personal Licence, you must be aged 18 years or over, and hold a relevant licensing qualification. 

A full list of accredited personal licence qualification providers can be found on GOV.UK​​​​​​​​​​​External link opens in a new window

You will also need to provide a basic criminal conviction disclosure form​​​​​​​​.External link opens in a new window



If you are applying for a personal licence, you must obtain an accredited qualification first. The aim of the qualification is to ensure that licence holders are aware of licensing law and the wider social responsibilities involved in the sale of alcohol. 


View a list of accredited personal licence qualification providers​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Link opens in a new window .


How to apply 


​​​​​​​​The relevant forms and further information can be found here:



Please complete the relevant form(s) and return to us (by post or in person):

 

Licensing
Cardiff Council
City Hall
Cardiff
CF10 3ND

 

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday: 10:00am - 3:00pm




    Please note applications should be made to the local authority in which the applicant lives, not to the authority in which the premises is located.

    The fee for a personal licence is £37.

     

    The fee for a change of address update or replacement licence is £10.50.


    Alcohol and entertainment licence fees and charges (49kb PDF)​​​​​​​​​​​​Link opens in a new window ​.


    We accept the following methods of payment:


    • Debit card (by phone only - 029 20871651)
    • Cheque (made payable to ‘Cardiff Council’)
    • BACS:
      Sort Code 30-91-63
      Acc No. 01467509
      Address: Lloyds Bank Plc, 1 Queen Street, Cardiff, CF10 2AF.

      Please inform us of the reference number and date of payment if you are paying by BACS so that we can locate the payment.

    If you have no convictions, are suitably trained and are over 18 there is no reason why you should not qualify for a personal licence.


    The police have 14 days to object to an application. If the police do not object and the application meets the full criteria the license will be granted.

    Once a licence has been issued, you must notify the Authority of any change to your address. It is an offence under the Licensing Act 2003 not to do so. 




    If you would like any help or advice please contact us

                          

     

    029 2087 1651

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