Personal Licences - Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS)
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.
- For a personal licence you will need to complete an application form and a Disclosure of Criminal Convictions form
- To Renew a Personal Licence you will need to complete a Renewal Application form and a Disclosure of Criminal Convictions form
A personal licence lasts for 10 years. After 10 years, the holder will need to renew the licence if he or she wishes to maintain a valid personal licence.
When submitting an application, the following documents must be included:-
- completed disclosure of convictions 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.
If the application is not successful, the fee is not refundable.
The applicant has the right of appeal to a magistrates' court.
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.
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 www.BIIAB.org.
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.