Maldon District Council
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Personal Licences - Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS)

Personal licences

A personal licence permits the person named on the licence as the designated premises supervisor (DPS) to sell alcohol anywhere in England and Wales. A designated premises supervisor MUST be the holder of a personal licence.

When submitting an application, the following documents must be included:-

  • completed disclosure of convictions and declaration form;
  • original training certificate;
  • original basic disclosure certificate (DBS) or Police National Computer certificate;
  • two passport photographs, one of which is endorsed on the back, (guidance on photographs and endorsements); and
  • application fee.

Renewal of a personal licence

Currently, a personal licence lasts for 10 years. The Government is introducing new legislation to remove the need for personal licence holders to make a renewal application after 10 years. In the meantime, however, if your personal licence expires in February 2015 or thereafter, you will need to submit a renewal application. For more information, click here.

If you need to renew a Personal Licence, you will need to complete and return a Renewal Application form.


Please see the Fees for a personal licence, copy or change of name/address.

If the application is not successful, the fee is not refundable. The applicant has the right of appeal to a magistrates' court.

There is no fee to renew a personal licence.

MDC Public Register of Personal Licence holders

National Certificate for Personal Licence Holders

The Council does not hold training courses to deliver the National Certificate for Personal Licence Holders (NCPLH).

For information on the accredited qualification please contact the BIIAB on 01276 684449 or

If you require any assistance in relation to a personal licence - please contact us.

Removal of designated premises supervisor

If you no longer wish to be a designated premises supervisor (DPS), you need to give formal notice to both the licensing authority and also the premises licence holder. Please complete and return the request form to the Council and the premises licence holder. There is no fee.

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