Objections to applications

As a member of the public, you can only object to a licence being issued, not a certificate. Only the Police can object to a certificate.

Find out the difference between a licence and a certificate

To object you need to fill in this form:

Objection notice [PDF, 145 KB]

Send your form to us.

Postal address:
Private Security Personnel Licensing Authority

It’s free to object.

The grounds of objection are:

  • not being eligible for a licence under section 62 or section 63 of the Private Security Personnel and Private Investigators Act 2010. This covers things like criminal convictions, driving disqualifications and licences that have been previously cancelled or suspended
  • the applicant's character, circumstances or background.

For individuals, see section 62(external link)

For companies, see section 63(external link)

We will let the applicant know about the objection, and a hearing may take place to assist in the decision making process.

Time limit for objections

You need to object within a month of the application.

See who has applied for a licence or certificate in the past month

You can search a list of all applications for licences or certificates on the Register of Notices of Intentions. These stay on the register for one month.

Search the Notices of intention register of applications(external link)

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