Personal licence

Licensing Section

We recommend any enquiries you may have are submitted by email:

Alternatively, you can also contact the team on the usual telephone number (0191) 643 2175.  Access to the Licensing Office will be by appointment only.

You or a member of your staff must hold a personal licence if you sell alcohol from licensed premises.

This means that every sale or supply of alcohol is authorised by a personal licence holder.

Anyone can apply, even if you don't currently work in a bar or off licence, so long as you meet the set criteria.The licence is valid in England and Wales and lasts indefinitely.

You must fill in the application form and declaration of conviction form when applying.

Contact Licensing