Drinking banning orders guidance

Provides a single point of reference on drinking banning orders for the police and local authorities, magistrates and approved course providers.


Drinking banning orders guidance

This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, please email Please tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use.


It provides comprehensive information regarding the seeking, making and enforcement of a drinking banning order (DBO), as well as covering matters relating to the recipient’s attendance of an approved course.

Published 1 November 2010