Personal Alcohol Licence - Renewal

Personal Alcohol Licence - Applying for a Licence
Licence Summary

A personal alcohol licence authorises an individual to supply, or to authorise the  supply, of alcohol. Personal licences currently have a renewal date.  We are currently waiting for  legislation to remove this requirement, this is anticipated to take place late 2015.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must:

  • be the holder of a personal alcohol licence
  • be applying for a renewal no earlier than 3 months but no later than 1 month of the expiry date currently shown on their personal licence
Regulation Summary

A summary of the regulation relating to this licence

Application Evaluation Process

You must submit an application form to the Licensing department using the application to renew a personal licence form. There is no requirement to submit a criminal disclosure, fee or photograph, provided the application is submitted within the specified time criteria. Either the original licence or copy of the licence must be returned with the application.

Does Tacit Approval apply?

No, tacit approval will not apply.  As long as the application form has been completed correctly, and submitted to the correct licensing authority, together with the licence or an explanation for its absence, the licence will remain valid until the application has been determined.

Apply online

Applications will be accepted be returning the renewal application by email to

Failed Application Redress

Please contact your Local Authority in the first instance.


If an application for a licence is refused the failed applicant can appeal to the Magistrates' Court, within 21 days of notice of the decision.

Consumer Complaint

We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with the trader by you - preferably in the form a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK, Citizens Advice will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.

Trade Associations

Please Note - Torfaen County Borough Council (The Council) is under a duty to protect the public funds which it administers and to this end may use the information you provide within Torfaen County Borough Council for the prevention and detection of fraud. The Council may also share this information with other bodies administering or in receipt of public funds solely for these purposes. For further information, visit the National Fraud Initiative area of the website.

Last Modified: 01/03/2022
For more information contact:

Licensing Team

Tel: 01633 647284


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