Apply for an alcohol and entertainment personal licence

A Personal Licence is required by any person responsible for the sale or supply of alcohol, unless they are operating a bar with a Temporary Event Notice. The premises must also be separately covered by a Premises Licence.

Swindon Borough Council's Licensing Statement (PDF) provides a clear indication of what the Licensing Committee thinks is important (in terms of the Licensing Act 2003), and what the 'flavour' of licensing is in Swindon.

Anyone over the age of 18 is automatically entitled to a Personal Licence upon application, provided that they have been properly trained and pass a police check. Local colleges run regular courses, and they are widely available elsewhere. Personal Licences are valid for 10 years.

How to apply

In addition to the application form, you will also need to supply evidence of your qualification and a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The application should also include a criminal convictions statement, which is in addition to the DBS check. Please also supply two passport-sized photos, one of which must be endorsed as a true likeness by a witness.

The Government introduced changes to the licensing regime which took effect on 6 April 2017.

The changes are set out in the Licensing Act 2003 (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2017

Changes have been made to the forms which are used to apply for personal licences, designated premises supervisor (DPS) variations, new licences and transfer applications including others below

From 6th April 2017, any applicants applying for a Premises licence must submit further documentation to demonstrate entitlement to live and work in the UK

Please contact the  licensing department  at  or on 01793 466331 to request  forms whilst the web site is  being updated

Send the form to:

Customer Services
Swindon Borough Council
Civic Offices
Euclid Street

The fee for a licence is £37.

How to pay

Pay for a Personal Licence online


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