Premises licences that include the sale of alcohol must name a person to be the designated premises supervisor (DPS). The DPS will be responsible for authorising the alcohol sales at the premises.
To be able to act as DPS they must hold a personal licence.
This means that when an application is made for a new premises licence or to change the DPS named on an existing licence the proposed DPS must give their consent to this.
How to give consent
The DPS will need to complete this part of the application.
There are certain responsibilities when acting as a DPS. This means that before you can be named as DPS on a premises licence you'll need to give your consent and agree to this.
You can do this online.
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You'll need to know your personal licence number and issuing authority.
The consent form will be dealt with as part of the application that it relates to.
The police and any other responsible authorities involved will receive a copy of the consent form and may contact you to discuss this.
If the licence is granted you'll appear named as DPS on the licence and will be responsible for authorising all sales of alcohol at that premises.
More information can be found on our DPS authorisation for staff to sell alcohol page.
You can fill in a paper version of the consent form and send it to us in the post or bring it into our office.
If you are completing a paper version of the form then you will need to send a copy to all relevant responsible authorities:
- If the application is for a new premises licence then a copy of the consent form must be sent to all responsible authorities
- If the application is to vary the DPS on an existing licence then a copy must be sent to:
Devon & Cornwall Constabulary
Licensing Department (East)
Devon & Cornwall Police HQ
If you want to come in to our offices and speak to a licensing officer then please telephone first to make sure that someone is available.