A personal licence is a licence held by a particular individual to permit that person to authorise the sale of alcohol from a premises that is suitably licensed for the purposes of selling alcohol by retail. This can be in either a public house, off-licence, nightclub, restaurant, etc.
Applications are made to the Licensing Authority where you live. The licence has no expiry date and will move with the holder from one premises to another, allowing greater flexibility.
A personal licence application is £37.00. Payment may be made by enclosing a cheque made payable to Coventry City Council with the application forms or by the Licensing Team contacting you using your contact details provided on your application forms.
If you are convicted of any relevant offence under the Licensing Act 2003, then your licence will be surrendered, suspended or forfeited. Should you have any unspent convictions that are relevant to the four licensing objectives, then your application will be forwarded to the Police Licensing Officer for them to decide if they want to object to your application. If they wish to object, then they must do so within 14 working days of them receiving the application and a hearing will take place within 20 working days of the objection being lodged. The hearing will take place before the Licensing and Regulatory Subcommittee and the committee will then make the decision as to whether or not the licence will be granted.