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Licensing Act 2003

If you would like to know how the Licensing Act 2003 affects your business, you can use the links below to download any of the licence application forms you may need and other documents related to applying for a licence.

Statement of licensing policy

View Southwark's statement of licensing policy

Personal licences

Read the guidance notes for personal licences before lodging an application.

  • Application for a personal licence
  • Disclosure of convictions and declaration form

Personal Licence applications can only be made by individuals who have successfully completed an accredited qualification. Five courses are currently accredited:

The National Certificate for Personal Licence Holder courses are no longer accredited, and should not be taken. Certificates issued before the accreditation expired may still be used to apply for a Personal Licence for a limited time.

For more information about these courses, including details of local training centres, please contact the examining bodies.

  • Applications must be made to the local authority for the area in which the applicant lives, so we can only accept applications from persons living within the London Borough of Southwark. We may also accept applications from persons who do not live in England or Wales - however, we advise that you contact us prior to making your application to ensure that you follow the correct procedure. payment of the application fee (£37)
  • two passport photos, one of which has been endorsed (by a solicitor, notary, a person of standing in the community or an individual with a professional qualification) with a statement that the photo is a true likeness of the applicant
  • the certificate issued after passing the accredited training course
  • a completed 'Disclosure of Criminal Convictions' form (supplied with the application form)
  • a criminal record certificate, issued within the last month, such as a Basic Disclosureor a Subject Access Search of the Police National Computer

To renew your personal licence, complete an application to renew a personal licence.

Download the personal licence forms and guidance

Premises licences



- http://www.2010.voa.gov.uk/rli/

Guidance notes

Before applying for a premises licence, read the guidance notes on premises licences and designated premises supervisors.

Applying for a premises licence

Applying for vary-designated premises supervisor

Download forms for vary-designated premises supervisor

  • Designated premises supervisor consent form
  • Designated premises supervisor mandatory condition removal form
  • Application to vary a premises licence to specify designated premises supervisor

Applying for a provisional statement

Applying for a transfer of licence

Notification of an interest in a premises under section 178

Interim authority notice

Variations to premises licences 

Minor variations

Club premises certificate

Before applying for a club premises certificate, read the guidance notes on club premises certificates. 

To apply for a club premises certificate, or vary an existing certificate, please download the relevant forms.

  • Application for a club premises certificate
  • The following link opens in a new windowDeclaration for a club premises certificate to be granted
  • Application to vary a club premises certificate

Review of premises licences and certificates

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