Apply for a personal licence

Persons supervising premises where alcohol is supplied will need a personal licence. 

Before you apply

You must live in Salford to use this form.

Please be aware that you should not apply for a personal licence with Salford City Council if you already hold a personal licence, or have a personal licence application outstanding with another licensing authority in England or Wales.

To apply for a personal licence, you will need to upload the following documentation now:

  • A copy of your licensing qualification certificate
  • A passport size photograph, signed/endorsed on the rear to show it is a true likeness of you.
  • A copy of a document proving you have the right to live and work in the UK (passport, biometric card)

You will need to pay the licence fee of £37 now by debit or credit card. The fee is non-refundable in the event your application is declined.

At the end of this form, you will be asked to post to us an original copy of your Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) certificate to us. Your DBS must be dated within the last 28 days. Please don't upload a copy of the DBS certificate now. Your certificate will be returned to you by post once a decision has been made about your application.

Apply for a personal licence

Uploading your DBS

We are temporarily accepting electronic copies of DBS certificates due to COVID-19 (coronavirus). A picture or scanned copy of your DBS certificate will need to be sent to us using the secure upload page linked here:

Secure upload page

Please do not upload your DBS certificate on the 'Apply for a personal licence' application above.

  • When the form asks for the 'Name of child family or adult, or subject of email' please type the full name of the applicant for the license
  • When the form asks 'What type of documents would you like to send' please click the ‘Other’ option
  • When the form asks for the 'E-mail address of the recipient' please type licensing@salford.gov.uk

Your DBS will be sent securely to our inbox to be assessed as part of your application. Please ensure the image you upload is clear and legible and that you show us the full certificate. Once the certificate has been assessed it will be deleted – no personal information found on the certificate will be recorded.

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