Apply for a Personal Licence

When to apply for a Personal Licence

A Personal licence permits a person to authorise the supply of alcohol at premises licensed for that purpose. Each premises supplying alcohol must also have a Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS), who must be the holder of a personal licence. In the circumstance of someone being issued a Temporary Event Notice (TEN), the applicant of the TEN may authorise the sale of alcohol at the event and does not need to be a personal licence holder.

What is the application process for a personal licence?

The application for a new personal licence must include:

  • a licensing qualification, Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders
  • a Disclosure and Barring Services check which is dated no more than 28 days before the application. You can get a criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service
  • two passport style photographs with the form. Please note: one of the photos should be certified as to the likeness of the applicant, and signed by a solicitor or notary, a person of standing in the community or any individual with a professional qualification
  • a completed Application for a Personal Licence (PDF, 233KB, 7 pages)
  • a completed Disclosure of convictions and declaration form (PDF, 45KB, 4 pages)
  • a fee of £37.00 must be paid at the time an application is made.

All completed forms and information should be sent to: 

Licensing Section, Isle of Wight Council, County Hall, High Street, Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 1UD

Public Register

We maintain public registers for all granted licences. You can view a summary of the public register licences, consents, permits and registrations.