Designated premises supervisor
Any premises where alcohol is supplied under a premises licence must have a DPS.
- is the person who has day-to-day responsibility of running the business
- will be named on the premises licence and must hold a personal licence
- is not necessarily the premises licence holder, although they may be
The role of a DPS
The DPS will:
- act as primary contact for local government and the police
- understand the social issues and potential problems associated with the sale of alcohol
- have a good understanding of the business itself
- be involved enough with the business to be able to act as its representative
- be contactable at all times
The DPS does not need to be on site at all times.
- hold a personal licence
- be nominated by the premises licence holder for the role of DPS
- complete a consent form
There is no fee to consent to be a DPS.
If you have a personal licence, you will need to include your licence number on the consent form.
Paper consent form
If you prefer, you can download and complete the consent form:
As the premises licence holder, if your DPS no longer works at the premises, you’ll need to apply for a licence variation to name a new DPS.
Please complete the form to vary a DPS (external link).
You will need to have a completed DPS consent form.
020 8489 8232
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