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Licence - alcohol and entertainment - personal

About personal alcohol and entertainment licences

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.

Conditions

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. 

How to apply?

Personal licence application form

A personal licence application is £37.00

  • Applicants must be over 18.
  • You must not have had a Personal licence forfeited in previous 5 years.
  • Please use the guidance sheet for help with the form.
  • A completed personal licence application and the disclosure of convictions form.
  • Two photographs, one of which is endorsed as a true likeness by a solicitor or notary, a person of standing in the community or any individual with a professional qualification.
  • A licensing qualification.
  • Criminal conviction certificate or a criminal record certificate or the results of a subject access search of the police national computer by the National Intelligence Service.

Application process

  • Your application will take between 2 - 4 weeks to be distributed to you.
  • You must notify the authority in relation to any name or address changes. 
  • There is a £10.50 administration charge for this.

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 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.

Licensing team

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 8.30am - 5pm Friday: 8.30am - 4.30pm

Email: licensing@coventry.gov.uk

Tel: 024 7683 1888

Visit: http://www.coventry.gov.uk/licensingteam

Floor 6
Civic Centre 4
Much Park Street
Coventry
CV1 2PY

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