Premises licences

Remove the need for a designated premises supervisor (community premises only)

If you have a community premises, it may be possible to remove (disapply) the mandatory condition under Section 19(4) of the Licensing Act 2003  for the requirement of a designated premises supervisor (DPS) by transferring the responsibility to the management of a board or committee of individuals.

The application must be made by the committee or board with responsibility for the management of the community premises.

A community premises could include a church hall, chapel hall, village hall, parish hall, community hall or other similar building.

The management committee will be responsible for all alcohol sales under the licence.

How to apply

In the application form you must set out:

  • how the premises is managed
  • your committee structure
  • how the supervision of alcohol sales is to be ensured

Apply to be removed as designated premises supervisor on 

You can submit your application/consent form and pay on the government website. A variation costs £23, so make sure you have your debit or credit card handy.

If you are applying for a new premises licence, or a full variation to your existing premises licence, there is no additional fee for applying to remove (disapply) the requirement for a designated premises supervisor (DPS).

Only the police can object to an application to disapply the requirement for a DPS on the grounds of crime and disorder. Comments from the police must be made within 28 days of the application being submitted to us.

If the police issue a notice seeking the refusal of the application, we must hold a hearing in order to reach a decision on whether to grant the application.