Designated premises supervisor

Designated premises supervisor

Change the name, ask to be removed, or remove the need for a designated premises supervisor

A designated premises supervisor has day-to-day responsibility for the running of a business.  All businesses and organisations that sell or supply alcohol, except members clubs and some community premises, must have a designated premises supervisor.

If you want to name a designated premises supervisor you will need to complete and submit a consent form for the designated premises supervisor at the same time as you apply for your premises licence.

Change the designated premises supervisor

Only the premises licence holder can apply to vary the designated premises supervisor. If the licence is held in a company name the application must be made in the company name by an authorised person from the company.

Apply online

Apply to vary the designated premises supervisor
on the GOV.UK website

 The person who’ll be the designated premises supervisor also needs to fill in a consent form.

Other ways to apply

Fill in and return  application to vary a premises licence to specify an individual as designated premises supervisor (pdf, 99k) (opens new window) or fill in and return  application to vary a premises licence to specify an individual as designated premises supervisor  (word doc, 82k) (opens new window)
The person who’ll be the designated premises supervisor also needs to fill in a consent form.

You'll also need to send a copy of the application to vary a premises licence form to the Chief Officer of the police, Avon and Somerset Constabulary, The Bridewell, 1-2 Bridewell Street, Bristol, BS1 2AA.

Cost

It costs £23 to change the designated premises supervisor.

How to pay

If you apply online you pay directly with a debit or credit card.
If you apply by post you pay by cheque or postal order made payable to Bristol City Council.

Ask to be removed as designated premises supervisor

There’s no charge for asking to be removed as the designated premises supervisor. 

If you no longer want to be the designated premises supervisor and an application to vary the premises licence hasn’t been made, you can ask for your name to be taken off the licence. You must also give a copy of this to the current premises licence holder.

Request online

 Ask to be removed as designated premises supervisor 
on the GOV.UK website

Other ways to request

Fill in and return request to be removed as designated premises supervisor (pdf, 79k) (opens new window)

Remove the need to have a designated premises supervisor

You can remove the need (disaply) to have a designated premises supervisor by transferring the responsibility for all alcohol sales to the management of a board or committee for community premises such as a:

  • church hall
  • chapel hall
  • village hall
  • parish hall
  • community hall 

Before you apply

Read guidance on how to remove the need for a designated premises supervisor (pdf, 173k) (opens new window)

Apply online

Apply to remove the need for a designated premises supervisor
on the GOV.UK website

Other ways to apply

Fill in and return application for removal of requirement for a designated premises supervisor (word doc, 98k) (opens new window)  or removal of requirement for a designated premises supervisor (pdf, 93k) (opens new window)  (opens new window)

Cost

It costs £23 to apply to disapply the designated premises supervisor 

How to pay

If you apply online you pay directly with a debit or credit card.
If you apply by post you pay by cheque or postal order made payable to Bristol City Council.

If you want someone else to discuss your application

If you want someone else to discuss your application or licence with us on your behalf, you’ll need to give us written permission.

Tacit consent

Tacit consent applies to designated premises supervisor applications this means that changes can take effect immediately or on a date specified in the application form.  We’ll send a revised premises licence.