Justice and Safety
Personal Licence Renewals
Do you hold a Personal Licence to sell alcohol in Scotland?
If your licence was issued on or before 1 Sep 2009 you need to renew it now.
The absolute deadline for renewals is 31 May 2019.
If you miss this deadline and your licence expires you could lose the right to sell alcohol on your premises.
What do I need to do to renew?
You need to contact your local licensing board as soon as possible to start the renewal process.
Licensing boards will be dealing with a high volume of applications so we recommend that you apply as soon as possible ahead of the 31 May 2019 deadline.
Why do I need a Personal Licence?
When selling alcohol on licensed premises, the sale must be authorised generally or specifically by a Personal Licence Holder.
The Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 came into full effect in September 2009. As such, Personal Licence Holders who first obtained their licence at the introduction of the existing regime need to renew their personal licence for the first time.
How do I find my local licensing board?
Click on your local authority area below to find out more and start the renewal process: