A personal licence allows you to sell alcohol and authorise sales of alcohol under the authority of a premises licence.

Criteria for applying

To apply for a personal licence, you have to:

  • A resident within the boundaries of Wolverhampton
  • Aged 18 or above
  • Have not forfeited any personal licence in the last five years
  • An original basic disclosure

When you apply for your personal licence, the date on the disclosure must be no more than one calendar month old.

Information on applying for a Basic Disclosure

We refer any applications to West Midlands Police if they have either

  • unspent relevant offences
  • foreign offences

Please provide

  • An original accredited licensing qualification
      Find details at Gov.uk
      • 2 Passport sized photographs
        • One signed
        • include a statement verifying the likeness of the photograph to the applicant.
      • Right to work documentation

      On submission of your application, you will be required to present a copy of a document showing your right to work permission in the UK. If you are unable to provide the required documentation, a licence will not be granted. For more information please visit Immigration Act 2016.


      The fee for a personal licence is £37.

      Remember to include your payment with your application - Payment can be made by cheque or postal order or you can request that payment be taken over the phone or by bank transfer.


      To apply, download and complete both application forms in the Downloads section.

      Remember to include your payment with your application.

      Return your form to:

      Licensing, City of Wolverhampton Council, Civic Centre, St. Peter's Square, Wolverhampton, WV1 1DA.