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Variation of a designated premises supervisor

For every premises licensed for the supply of alcohol, a personal licence holder must be specified as the designated premises supervisor (DPS).

This will normally be the person who has day-to-day responsibility for running the premises.

There may be a number of personal licence holders working at a premises but there can only be one designated premises supervisor.

The designated premises supervisor must be appointed by the premises licence holder (who may hold both positions).


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You can also complete and post an application form:

To apply for a variation of designated premises supervisor please submit:

  • a completed vary DPS application form
  • a consent form the proposed DPS to show that they consent to taking on this responsible role;
  • a copy of the current premises licence or a statement as to why it is not included
  • the appropriate fee, which is currently £23
  • documents demonstrating entitlement to work / immigration status in the United Kingdom

You will also need to send a copy of the application to Hackney Police. Only the police can make representations.

Hackney Licensing Unit
Stoke Newington Police Station
33 Stoke Newington High Street
London N16 8DS
Tel: 020 7275 3022

Alcohol Licensing Team
Lunar House
40 Wellesley Road
Croydon CR9 2BY

Page updated on: 4 July 2019

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