Personal alcohol licence

Personal licences are required for anyone who wishes to become a Designated Premises Supervisor, also known as a DPS, at a premises. There are a number of responsibilities a DPS has including to authorise the sale of alcohol at their premises. A personal licence enables you to apply for 50 Temporary Event Notices each year rather than the normal five.

Application forms are available on the government website via external links at the bottom of the page

Personal licence holders must

  • be a resident of the Melton Borough Council area
  • be over 18 years old
  • have no unspent relevant or foreign convictions as detailed in Schedule 4 and Section 113 of the Licensing Act 2003

To apply, please complete and return the following

  • Level 2 National Certificate for Personal Licence Holders certificate, this is a one-day course with a multiple choice exam. There are a number of accredited course providers.

  • Basic Disclosure, you can apply for this on the Disclosure and Barring service website. It can take two to three weeks for a disclosure search to be returned. (Note: The disclosure search must be no older than one month from its issue date when applying)

  • Two passport photographs, one of the photographs must be endorsed as a true likeliness of the applicant by a solicitor or lawyer, a person of standing in the community, or an individual with a professional qualification

  • Application form, please complete the form in full and ensure all the items on the checklist (Part 5) are present. 

  • Disclosure of convictions and declaration, any relevant convictions or foreign offences, as detailed in Schedule 4 and Section 113 of the Licensing Act 2003, must be declared on this form. Please ensure the form is signed and dated. 

  • Document(s) to prove right to work in the UK, there are a list of documents that are acceptable to prove right to work. All non-British/Irish citizens are required to provide a Home Office Share code

  • Fee, the fee for a new personal licence is £37. This can be paid using our online payment system via the button below with a debit card only (please reference the name of the applicant when making payment), by telephoning customer services or by cheque payable to Melton Borough Council. It is not refundable if the application is withdrawn or is unsuccessful.

Existing Personal Licence Holders

Change of detail or request for replacement of a personal licence

If you have a personal licence with us, you will need to let us know if you change your name or move to a different address or wish to get a replacement. You can do this by clicking the button below. You will be directed automatically to the online payment system to pay the required fee of £10.50. Please note you can only pay by debit card. Credit cards will not be accepted. Please send your old licence by post to the address below.

Updating your details on a premises licence

If you are a Premises Licence Holder or a DPS on a premises licence within Melton Borough, you will also need to contact for a form to update your details on the Premises Licence. This also incurs a fee of £10.50.

If you are a Premises Licence Holder or DPS on a premises licence out of Melton Borough, you will also need to contact the local authority where the premises is located to update the details with them.

Expiry of personal licences

Please note that you are no longer required to renew your personal licence after 10 years. Personal licences will now remain valid indefinitely, unless they are either surrendered or revoked.


If you no longer require your personal licence, you can email notifying us of the wish to surrender and posting back your personal licence to the address below.

Postal address

Licensing Department, Melton Borough Council, Parkside, Station Approach, Burton Street, Melton Mowbray, LE13 1GH

Last updated 20 November 2023
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