Designated Premises Supervisors (DPS) – Vary, Disapply and Request to be Removed
Vary a DPS
A Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS) is only required where alcohol is to be sold. Once a premises licence has been granted, it can be varied to change the DPS and the DPS can ask to be removed from the licence.
Additionally, where premises are selling alcohol, the Licensing Act 2003 allows for the mandatory requirement to have a DPS to be disapplied in relation to premises held by ‘community’ type premises.
The main purpose of the DPS as defined in the Act is to ensure that there is always one specified individual, among the personal licence holders, who can be readily identified for the premises.
All documents supporting these applications must be supplied within three working days, otherwise the application may be deemed incomplete and be rejected. The application process will not commence until all information has been received.
When you make an application you have to send a copy of the application to the Chief Superintendent of Humberside Police.
Disapply a DPS
A community premises can make application to disapply the mandatory condition concerning the need for a designated premises supervisor (DPS) who holds a personal licence
To disapply the mandatory condition for the requirement of a designated premises supervisor, a community premises can transfer the responsibility to the management of a board or committee of individuals.
Community premises are defined as premises that are or form part of:
- A church hall, chapel or other similar building
- A village hall, parish hall, community hall or other similar building
You can download an application form to apply to disapply DPS provisions [PDF, 182 KB].
When you make application you have to send a copy of the application to the Chief Superintendent of Humberside Police.
All documents supporting this application must be supplied within three working days, otherwise the application may be deemed incomplete and be rejected. The application process will not commence until all information has been received.
Request to be removed as a DPS
There are times when the DPS leaves the premises unexpectedly. If they want to have their name removed from the licence, they have to notify the licensing authority and the premises licence holder.
You can download an application form to request to be removed as the DPS [PDF, 54 KB].
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