What is a Designated Premises Supervisor?

A Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS) is required where a premises licence has the sale or supply of alcohol apart from community premises, church halls and village halls (further information on this is on ourDisapplication of DPS page).

The DPS is expected to be the point of contact for Licensing Authorities, Police or Fire Services if any problems occur. 

A premises will not be authorised to supply alcohol without a DPS.

All applications for a Premises Licence must also include a DPS consent form (PDF) [33KB] . A DPS must also hold a currentPersonal Licence. Although the DPS is not required to be on site at all times they are expected to spend a significant time on the premises and should always be contactable.

A premises can only have one DPS at any time, but a Personal Licence Holder can be a DPS at more than one premises.

Once you become a DPS you must ensure that if you change your name or move home you update your Personal Licence with your issuing authority. You must also tell the licence holder as they will need to update their Premises Licence. If you need to tell Breckland Council you are able to do this on ourChange of name or address of DPS on a Premises licence form

If you wish to be removed as the DPS for a premises with immediate effect you must serve a letter/form on the Council stating this. You must also:

  • Serve a copy of the letter/form on the licence holder and the Police within 48 hours.
  • Ask the licence holder to return their Premises Licence to us so we can update it.

If you need to tell Breckland Council, you are able to do this on ourrequest to be removed as DPS online form..

Need further information on Designated Premises Supervisors? Please refer to theDepartment for Culture, Media and Sport (opens new window)

Last updated: 17/05/2024 06:46:56