Alcohol and entertainment licences

Alcohol and entertainment licences

Personal licence application

A personal licence permits a specified person to sell alcohol or allow the sale of alcohol at a premises that has a valid premises licence. You may only hold one personal licence which must be issued by the Local Authority where you normally reside.

You will need personal licence:

  • if you are designated as the premises supervisor on a premises licence for a premises where alcohol is to be sold

  • if you want to sell alcohol under a premises licence or authorise others to sell alcohol under a premises licence

  • if you want to give more than two late temporary event notices (TENs) or up to five TENs in total in a calendar year

To qualify for a personal licence, applicants must:

To make an application:

Premises licence application

To provide late night refreshments, regulated entertainment or sell or supply alcohol, you will need a licence from the Local Authority.

If alcohol is sold or supplied you are required to name a designated premises supervisor on your premises licence and ensure that all alcohol sales are authorised by a personal licence holder.

Once granted, premises licences will last for the life of the business and therefore will not need to be renewed, although an annual fee will be payable.

To make an application:

Transfer a premises licence

Designated premises supervisor applications

Variation to a premises licence

Minor variation to a premises licence

Notification of interest

Other forms/guidance

Large-scale events

If you are planning a large-scale event (e.g. a pop concert) we would ask that you provide very early notice to both the Licensing Authority and the responsible authorities before you submit an application for a premises licence. Further information on large-scale events is contained in the Home Office guidance under the Licensing Act 2003 to which all licensing authorities across the country have to have regard.

Further information

Please note: if you visit the Civic Centre to submit a licence application, please do so between 10am and 4pm.  We regret that we are unable to accept applications outside these hours.

Club premises certificate application

A club premises certificate may authorise members and guests of qualifying clubs to use club premises. A single licence covers all activities to provide late night refreshment, regulated entertainment or supply alcohol.
To make an application:

Also see: Temporary event notice      

Responsible authorities

Download the List of responsible authorities for Elmbridge applications under the Licensing Act

For further information, please contact us or telephone 01372 474 748.

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