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Premises supervisor

Changing the Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS)

Only the premises licence holder can apply to vary the person named for the role of DPS. In addition, the nominated person must sign a consent form which must be submitted with the application, otherwise your application will not be valid.

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Apply by post

Download, complete and return our Variation of premises licence to specify a DPS and consent form to the address on the form. Please read the form carefully and ensure the procedures noted are carried out.

Relinquishing the role of DPS

If you no longer wish to carry out the role of DPS but an application to vary the licence has not been made, you can request that your name is removed from the licence.

How to apply

Download, complete and return our Request to be removed as designated premises supervisor to the address on the form. Please read the form carefully and ensure the procedures noted are carried out.

Will tacit consent apply?

Yes. The application may take effect immediately or on a date specified in the application form and revised premises licence and licence summary will be issued to you.

If the Chief Officer of Police for the area where the premises is situated is satisfied that the exceptional circumstances of the case are such that granting the application would undermine the crime prevention objective, he must give a notice of this to the Licensing Authority within 14 days. The Licensing Authority will then hold a hearing to determine the notice given by the police.


Transfer of licence

To transfer a premises licence to you from the existing licence holder, you must apply to formally amend the licence.

Apply online

Apply by post

Download, complete and return our Premises licence transfer and consent form to the address on the form. Please read the form carefully and ensure the procedures noted are carried out.

Will tacit consent apply?

Yes. The application may take effect immediately or on a date specified in the application form and revised premises licence and licence summary will be issued to you.

If the chief officer of police for the area where the premises is situated is satisfied that the exceptional circumstances of the case are such that granting the application would undermine the crime prevention objective, he must give a notice of this to the Licensing Authority within 14 days. We will then hold a hearing to determine the notice given by the police.


Interim authority notice

An Interim Authority Notice must be submitted if a holder of a premises licence dies, becomes insolvent or becomes mentally incapable. An Interim Authority Notice will allow premises to trade until the licence can be transferred.

Apply online

Apply by post

Download, complete and return our Interim Authority Notice to the address on the form. Please read the form carefully and ensure the procedures noted are carried out.

Will tacit consent apply?

Yes. This means that you will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from the local authority by the end of the target completion period, which is subject to the submission of all information required.

The timescale is 20 days after receipt of a valid application.


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