Personal licence

Make an application

All sales of alcohol must be made by, or under the authority of, a personal licence holder. Applications for a personal licence must be made to the local authority in which the applicant lives.

Requirements for a new application for a personal licence are as follows:

  • applicants must be over 18 years old
  • proof of entitlement to work in the UK
  • an accredited qualification, please see list of accredited personal licence qualification providers
  • a criminal record certificate - the date of issue shall be no earlier than one calendar month before the giving of the application to the relevant authority
  • fee of £37.00 and
  • 2 recent colour photographs (45 x 35mm) one of which should be endorsed as a true likeness by a solicitor or notary, a person of standing in the community or any individual with a professional qualification.


Once an application has been received, a member of the Licensing Team will issue an invoice for payment.

How to apply

Completed application forms, original DBS certificate, original qualification certificate, two recent endorsed photographs and a copy of proof of entitlement to work in the UK must be supplied with the appropriate fee to:

Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead: Licensing, St Ives Road, Maidenhead, SL6 1RF

You must apply for a basic Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check to get a copy of your criminal record.

Apply for: DBS check (GOV.UK website)

Apply for: A personal licence (GOV.UK website)

Submit a Disclosure of convictions and civil penalties declaration (GOV.UK website)


Personal licences once granted last indefinitely. If you change your name, address, or lose the licence, you’ll need to apply for replacement, enclosing the fee of £10.50.

If your licence is lost or stolen, you must inform the licensing authority as soon as possible. A fee of £10.50 is required for the issuing of a replacement.

Licensing : Contact details

For further information, please contact us by:

Licensing Section - Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
Town Hall, St Ives Road
Maidenhead SL6 1RF