Personal licence

What is a Personal Licence?

A Personal Licence allows a person to sell or authorise the sale of alcohol, within a licensed premise.

In order to apply for a Personal Licence, you must be over the age of 18 years and have obtained the level 2 award for Personal Licence holders or the National Certificate of Personal Licence holders.

A Personal Licence holder must notify the Licensing Authority every time they move house, change their name, or they are convicted of a relevant offence. Failure to do so is an offence under the Licensing Act 2003 and subject to a fine, not exceeding £500.

Complete the forms below if you wish to apply for a personal licence to sell alcohol. 

Apply for a personal licence

Disclosure of convictions and declaration

Supporting Documents:

  • Personal Licence application form
  • disclosure of convictions form
  • original certificate of level 2 award for Personal Licence holders or National certificate for Personal Licence holders (click here for details)
  • A photocopy of evidence of your right to work in the UK (see guidance on appliation form)
  • basic police disclosure (less than 30 days old)
  • £37 Fee

CPL Training Group offers the APLH course throughout England and Wales. For further information or to book a course, please click on the appropriate link below:


**From January 2018 applicants requiring a basic disclosure check for a Personal Licence in England and Wales will need to apply to Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) rather than Disclosure Scotland.

Please return any completed forms and supporting documentation in person or by post to:

Licensing Department, Selby District Council, Civic Centre, Doncaster Road, Selby, North Yorkshire, YO8 9FT.

Licensing Policy

Our licensing policy is available to view here - Selby District Council - Licensing Policy.