Published on August 20th, 2010 | by Dean Carr
Duties of a Personal Licence Holder
Change of Address
If you change address you must notify the Licensing Section at Stroud District Council as soon as reasonably practicable. Your licence must be returned with the notification and a new licence will be issued.
Note: Wherever in England and Wales you may now decide to live your licence will still be issued or renewed by the relevant council. Do not send your licence to any other licensing authority even if you are no longer resident in the issuing District. Failure to notify a change of address is an offence.
Duty to Produce Licence
You must produce your personal licence for examination by a Constable or an authorised officer of the Licensing Authority if requested whenever you are engaged in the supply or sale of alcohol. Failure to produce the licence for examination is an offence.
Theft, loss, etc of personal licence
Where your personal licence has been lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed, you may apply to the licensing authority for a copy of the licence. A fee is payable for this service.
Surrender of Licence
If you wish to surrender your personal licence you must return the licence to the licensing section of the issuing council together with a signed letter stating that you wish to surrender the licence.
Convictions after Grant of Licence
- If you appear in court on a charge relating to a relevant offence, you must produce your licence to the court.
- If you cannot produce your licence, you must notify the court that you are a personal licence holder.
- If you are informed that you have been granted a personal licence after your first appearance in court, you must inform the court at the next hearing that you are now a personal licence holder.
- Where you have produced your licence to the court, or notified them of its existence, you must also notify the court at your next appearance, if any of the following events have occurred:
- You have made or withdrawn an application for renewal of your personal licence,
- You have surrendered your personal licence,
- Your personal licence has been renewed,
- Your personal licence has been revoked
- If you are convicted of a relevant offence the court may order the forfeiture or suspension of your licence. The court will notify the Licensing Section.
- You are required to notify the Licensing Section of any convictions for a relevant offence.
- The notification must provide the nature and date of conviction and the sentence imposed.
- Your personal licence must be returned with the notification. Failure to make this notification is an offence.