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Personal Licences

If you want to authorise the sale or supply of alcohol on licensed premises, or if you apply for a lot of temporary event notices you might want to apply for a personal licence. Legislation that relates to personal licences can be found on the Governments website.​​​

Click to expandApply for a new licence

If you would like to apply for a new personal licence you will need to complete the application forms PERS 1 (Word doc 355KB) and PERS 2 (Word doc 336KB). We also have some guidance (PDF 57KB) on how to fill in the application. It will cost £37 and you should send your application and supporting documents to the address on the form.

Because you have to provide original documents you are not able to apply for this licence online, or by email but you can post us your application and pay by cheque or we can take payment over the phone on 0113 378 5029.

There are set timescales stated in the legislation for determining a personal licence but we will advise you when it has been granted. Usually personal licence applications are straightforward and are processed quickly. If you haven’t heard within 14 days you should contact us to ensure we have received your application.

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Click to expandChange your name or address on your personal licence

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If you would like to change the name or address on your personal licence you can write to us telling us what you would like changed. If you would like to change your name, you should include a proof of your change of name, i.e. your marriage certificate. The fee to make a change is £10.50 and we can accept payment by cheque, or by card over the phone on 0113 378 5029.​​

Click to expandIf you don’t need it any more, surrender your licence

​​You can surrender your licence by simply emailing us at entertainment.licensing@leeds.gov.uk, or by sending us a letter to:

Entertainment Licensing
Civic Hall
Leeds
LS1 1UR

Click to expandTell us if you have been convicted of a relevant offence

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If you have been convicted of a relevant offence you have a responsibility to tell us so that we can endorse the paper part of your personal licence. Only the court has the ability to revoke your licence and so if they haven’t asked for your licence at the court hearing, you should contact us as soon as possible. You can tell us by simply emailing us at entertainment.licensing@leeds.gov.uk, or by sending us a letter to:

Entertainment Licensing
Civic Hall
Leeds
LS1 1UR

Click to expandConsumer Protection

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Should you have cause for complaint in relation to a personal licence holder, we would always recommend that you write to the business they are connected with first. If that does not work please contact us and providing it is a matter covered by the legislation, we can investigate the complaint for you.​

Click to expandUse of Personal Data

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We are under a duty to protect the public funds we administer and to this end may use the information you have provided in your application for the prevention and detection of fraud. We may also share this information with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds for these purposes.​

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