Personal Licences

A personal licence is required by anyone authorising the sale of alcohol from a licensed premises.  All licensed premises must have an allocated personal licence holder, known as the Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS). The DPS must authorise every sale of alcohol.

Before you apply you will need to pass the 'Level 2 Award for Personal Licence Holders' qualification. This is available from:

Apply for a personal licence

Personal licence holders must:

  • be over the age of 18 years
  • not have been convicted of any relevant offence (to prove this you must have a Basic Disclosure check carried out less than a month before the application is made)
  • not have been convicted of any relevant foreign offence
  • pay the relevant fee - currently £37


Please complete, print and return your form to:

Licensing Team
Dover District Council
White Cliffs Business Park
Dover CT16 3PJ


Contact the licensing team

Telephone: 01304 872295