If you are the named designated premises supervisor on a premises licence or are responsible for the sale or supply of alcohol in a licensed premises and you live in the borough of Croydon, you must apply for a personal licence under the Licensing Act 2003.
The licence will be issued with a ten year date, however the licence does not expire after this time. Once the ten year date passes, you do not need to take any action. The licence remains permanently valid due to the Deregulation Act 2015.
The revised licensing policy is available as a download at the bottom of this page. The policy is effective from 1 January 2014.
How to apply for a new licence
If you are applying for a new licence please download the application form and disclosure form at the bottom of this page. Applicants should also read the guidance document before submitting an application.
To help you, there is a list of training companies and consultants available as a download. The list of the approved signatories whom you may use to sign your photographs is also available as a download.
The original qualification certificate and a valid Basic Disclosure check (DBS) which is less than one month old should also be submitted with your application; photocopies of documents are not acceptable.
Disclosure Scotland - basic disclosure applications
From 1 July 2018 applicants in England & Wales will no longer be able to apply to Disclosure Scotland. Applicants living in England and Wales, will be required to apply for their criminal record check through the Disclosure and Barring Service website.
Any enquiries regarding this should be directed to the Disclosure and Barring Service by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone on 0300 020 0190.
Note if a third party, agency/solicitor etc. has applied for the DBS check on the applicant's behalf and the DBS check does not show the residential address once issued, we ask you to forward us proof of address, bank statement / utility bill / council tax bill / driving licence, to confirm that you live within the Croydon borough.
Send all the above documents together with a cheque for £37 and two passport sized photographs, (one of which must be certified on the back by one of the signatories listed below) to the address below. Cheques should be made payable to Croydon Council.
Address for completed application forms
Please send the completed application form, fee and associated documents to the licensing team at the address below.
Application evaluation process
Once all your documents have been received and processed, we will return your original documents to you together with your badge and paper licence.
Renewal of personal licences
Due to the introduction of recent legislation (Deregulation Act 2015) you are no longer required to renew your personal licence on its expiry.
You do not need to take any action unless you change your name or address or your badge is lost, stolen or damaged then please follow the guidance below.
Change of name or address
If you change your home address or name, complete the form below and return it together with the fee of £10.50, one passport sized photograph signed by an approved signatory, your plastic card and paper licence summary to the licensing team at the address below. A replacement badge will be issued to you.
Lost, stolen or damaged badges
The police will no longer issue a crime reference number for the loss or theft of a personal licence.
Please complete the relevant form below, ensuring that you state on the form where and when the licence was lost or stolen from and return it to the licensing team at the address below, together with the fee of £10.50 and one passport sized photograph signed by an approved signatory. We will issue a replacement licence to you.
If your personal licence has been damaged, please complete the form below and return it together with the fee of £10.50 and one passport sized photograph signed by an approved signatory to the licensing team at the address below. We will issue a replacement licence to you.
Timescales for applications
We will endeavour to return your licence/updated licence as soon as possible. If you wish to check the progress of your application please contact the licensing team on the number below.
If you wish to make a complaint about someone who holds a personal licence, please click on the complaints/compliments link under 'Report it'.
- Personal Licences Training Companies [20.1KB]
- List of approved signatories [29.1KB]
- Hearings protocol [130.7KB]
- Notification of theft or loss or damage of licence form [74.5KB]
- Application form personal licence [71.1KB]
- Disclosure of convictions and declaration form [32.7KB]
- Licensing Policy 2018 [1.6MB]
- Change of name and or address form [76.5KB]
- Personal licence application guidance [60.5KB]
- List of licensing consultants [213.7KB]