Personal licence

March 2020 Covid19 update – Licensing

To reduce face to face contact in light of the Government’s latest update on Covid19, the Licensing function at the Council is taking the following steps:

Please only submit licensing applications electronically for the foreseeable future.  Payments can still be made by calling 01757 705101.

Applications can be scanned or photographed (you need to ensure that they are readable). If you need advice or have a query about an application or licence please email Licensing in the usual way by emailing:

Please do not visit the Civic Centre unannounced, as we cannot guarantee that there will be anybody available to see you. Instead please contact the Licensing section in the first instance by email or telephone.

If you have haven’t already updated the Licensing Team with an email address consider doing so now.

The Licensing Team will do all that they can to help you and your business through the next few months and recommend that you email us if you have any concerns at all. However, the onus is on you to ensure that any licence you have remains active and valid, following this advice.


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. 

To apply for a personal licence you will need to complete the application form and declaration of convictions forms. click here to for the personal licence application and click here for the disclosure of convictions form.

You must submit the application and declaration of convictions forms with the following documents:

  • 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

**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.