Apply for a premises licence

Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS) Variation (consent and application)

Premises Licences that authorise the sale of alcohol must specify an individual as the designated premises supervisor (DPS).

Only the licence holder can apply to vary a licence to nominate a new DPS.

The person nominated as the new DPS on a Premises Licence must complete a consent form. The DPS must be over 18 years of age and must hold a personal licence.

Important Note: Any proposed DPS must be entitled to work in the United Kingdom and must not be subject to a condition preventing them from doing work relating to the carrying on of a licensable activity

Those who employ an adult where they do so in the knowledge, or with reasonable cause to believe, that the employee is disqualified by reason of their immigration status will be committing an offence under the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. 


Consent - none

Application - £23.00

Application, guidance notes or terms and condition

Give DPS consent

Nominate a new DPS

Entitlement to work/immigration status guidance notes

Attachments required

Premises Licence

Processing and timescales

A copy of this application will be provided to Hounslow Police on your behalf.

This application is in consultation for 14 days following receipt of the application.

The application will be granted the day after the end of the consultation period if no representations are received against the application. 

If representations are received, a hearing will be held within 20 working days after end of the consultation period and you will be notified in writing.

If the application is granted the licence will be issued within 28 working days of the grant of the application. 


The Licensing Act 2003 (Premises licences and club premises certificates) Regulations 2005

Validity and renewals

The Licence is valid whilst the premises is used for licensable activities and subject to annual fees. We will automatically raise an invoice for the payment.


A copy of the electronic register can be found online


Contact us in the first instance.

If an application for a licence is refused the failed applicant can appeal.

Appeals are made to a Magistrates' court within 21 days of notice of decision. A licence holder may appeal against any conditions attached to a licence, a decision to reject a variation application, a decision to reject a transfer application or a decision to exclude an activity or person as premises supervisor. Appeals are made to a Magistrates' court within 21 days of notice of the decision.


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