If a premises licence holder wishes to change the named Designated Premises Supervisor (DPS) an application must be submitted.

A change of DPS would be required if the current DPS leaves the business. A new DPS would be required in order to continue operating legally.

The prospective DPS must be a personal licence holder.




Apply to change a DPS

The application to change the DPS can take immediate effect or take effect on a specified date. If the application seeks to take immediate effect, the new DPS can take on their role during the consultation period.

Attachments required

The consent form should be uploaded as part of the application. If you are unable to do so the original signed copy should be sent, with the premises licence, to:

Licensing Authority
Wallasey Town Hall
Brighton Street
CH44 8ED

The application is not deemed to be received until the consent form has been received.

If an individual wishes to be removed as a DPS, a notification should be completed:

Request the removal of a DPS

Processing and timescales

The consultation period for applications is 14 days starting on the day on which the application is received. If an objection notice is submitted by the police during this period your application will go to a hearing which will take place within 20 working days from the end of the consultation period.

If no objection notice is received, the application will be granted and an updated premises licence will be issued.

Legislation and guidance

Licensing Act 2003

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

Revised guidance issued under section 182 of Licensing Act 2003

Statement of Licensing Policy


If an application is refused following a hearing, appeals may be made to a Magistrates' Court within 21 days of the decision to refuse.