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Remove the requirement for a Designated Premises Supervisor

This page is about applying to remove the requirement for a designated premises supervisor (DPS).

When you can remove the requirement for a DPS

You can apply to remove the requirement for a DPS if you're a community premises, for example, a village hall, church hall, chapel or community centre.

This means that you don't need a DPS and you can sell alcohol on the premises without needing a personal licence holder to authorise the sale.

How to remove the requirement for a DPS

You need to download and complete a form to apply to remove the DPS requirement.

Download the form to remove the requirement for a DPS (Gov.UK)

You also need to pay an application fee of £23.

You can submit the form and pay the fee electronically.

What happens next

The police have 14 days to make an objection to the application.

If the police don't object, the application will be granted and your licence reissued. If the police do object, the application will be considered at a hearing by the Licensing Sub-Committee.