A personal licence allows the holder to sell or authorise the sale or supply of alcohol from premises with a premises licence or temporary events notice. A personal licensee may also submit up to 50 temporary event notices in each calendar year for the supply of alcohol, regulated entertainment or late night refreshments other than under the terms of a premises licence.
A personal licence is valid for 10 years.
The cost of the application is £37.00. Application fee for copy of licence on theft, loss etc of personal licence is £10.50. Notification of change of name or address fee is £10.50. Fee(s) must be paid at the time an application is made.
Am I eligible?
The District Council must grant a new personal licence to someone who is:
- aged 18 or over
- possesses a defined licensing qualification:
- BIIAB Level 2 National Certificate for Personal Licence Holders, or
- GOAL Level 2 National Certificate for Personal Licence Holders, or
- GQAL Level 2 National Certificate for Personal Licence Holders
- not someone who has already forfeited a personal licence in the past five years
- not someone convicted or a relevant offence defined in the Licensing Act 2003 or any foreign offence.
Where someone fails in respect of (a), (b) or (c) above, the application will be rejected. Where an applicant fails in respect of (d) above the District Council will notify the Chief Officer of Police (Derbyshire Constabulary) who may object within 14 days. If no objection is received the application will be granted otherwise the matter will be referred to a Licensing Sub-Committee of Councillors who will decide whether to grant or reject the application.
What if I don't hear back within the specified time?
It is in the public interest that we must process your application before it can be granted. If you have not heard from us within 14 days, please contact us.
For licensing renewals, you will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from us within 14 days.
Please contact us for an application form.
What happens if my application is refused?
Please contact us in the first instance.
If a counter notice is given in relation to an objection notice the applicant may appeal against the decision. Appeals must be made to the local magistrates' court within 21 days. An appeal may not be brought later than five working days from the day of the planned event
We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first point of contact should be made with the trader by you - preferably in the form of a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked, please contact Derbyshire Dales District Council's Licensing Section in the next instance.
We are in the process of re-instating our licensing public registers on line. In the meantime, if you have a query regarding someone who is licensed please contact the Licensing Section on 01629 761313, where someone will be happy to help you.