Personal Licence

We now have a Service Level agreement with Cornwall Council for the Isles of Scilly. so you can use the link below.

Cornwall Council now provide the training required to obtain a Personal Licence. You are therefore able to gain your qualification and apply for your Personal Licence at the same time. For more information on the course and to submit a booking enquiry, please visit the Licensing Training page.

Personal licence holders may authorise the sale of alcohol at premises licensed for that purpose. They may also be employed as the Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS) at such premises.

A personal licence holder can also serve up to a maximum of 50 temporary event notices in a year.

In order to obtain a Personal Licence applicants must be over 18 years of age and will need the following:

  • Personal Licence application form – which you can download here.

  • A licensing qualification certificate, for example, a British Institute of Innkeeping Level II examination certificate or a similar accredited qualification.

  • A signed basic criminal conviction disclosure form, which you can download here.

  • Criminal Records Check

    The criminal conviction certificate is a basic Criminal Records Disclosure.  This can be obtained from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

    Alternatively you can provide either 

  • a criminal record certificate issued under section 113A of the Police Act 1997, or
  • the results of a subject access search under the Data Protection Act 1998(3) of the Police National Computer by the National Identification Service
  • In any case such certificates or search results must not be more than one month old.  If this information is more than one month old, your application will be rejected and you will have to obtain a new disclosure or check.

  • Photo Specification

    Photographs must be:

    a) taken against a light background so that the applicant's features are distinguishable and contrast against the background;

    b) 45mm x 35mm in size (i.e. passport size);

    c) full face uncovered and without sunglasses and, unless the applicant wears a head covering due to religious beliefs, without a head covering;

    d) on photographic paper, and

    e) one of the photographs must be endorsed with a statement verifying its likeness to the applicant by:

    i. the chief executive of the licensing justices for the relevant licensing authority or

    ii. a solicitor or notary or

    iii. an individual with a professional qualification or

    iv. a person with standing in the community e.g. a bank or building society official, police officer, civil servant or minister of religion.

    v. An example of an acceptable statement on the back of one of the photographs:

    "I (the endorsers name) certify/verify/endorse this photograph as a true likeness of (the applicants name)"

    Followed by the signature of the endorser, their full name and their occupation

  • Application fee - £37

Send all documentation to:

The Licensing Officer
Wesleyan Chapel
St Mary's
Isles of Scilly
TR21 0JD

More guidance notes on applying for a Personal Licence can be found here.